Growth & Learning

I am in – the die is cast.  Setting aside my overwhelming need for perfection, my ignorance, I lurch forward.  Yes I am green, I am inexperienced and raw in this new world.  And here on day three, I’ve been approached by the experienced, those with know-how to allow them to lend me a hand and accomplish – in two weeks – that which will likely take me months, years to deliver; for a fee of course. I want to learn; I want to grow – and lurching forward somehow feels right.  Seth Godin’s blog from 5/11/14 said to “Set a date” – be serious and start.  I also acknowledge his warning that I will start out “bad” and with effort grow to “good” even “great”.  But I have to start. Thank you for your offers – I may even take you up on them at some point.  Right now, I will just start.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson – Self Reliance

emerson_self_reliance1“The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. – “Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.” – Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”