We give ourselves permission to never start

The interesting thing about a snowball is, the bigger it gets, the more internal cohesiveness and collective gravity and apparent momentum it possesses. 

And once that icy little bugger gets going, the experiment itself becomes smarter than its creator. It begins to take on a life of its own. Steering itself onto a new and better course than originally planned. Growing into something we never could have imagined. 

What’s difficult, of course, is getting the courage to push the snowball down the hill in the first place. 

Consider how many of us never make it to that point. How many of us give ourselves permission to never start. 

Is it because of our lack of talent? Our dearth of resources? Poor timing? No base layer under our winter coat? Enough expertise about the shape, density and properties of water molecules? 

Those sound like more excuses to retreat into fear. 

Truth is, the snowball never leaves the top of the hill because of a lack of trust. We do not trust the beautiful unity of nature’s laws. We do not trust our own creative mechanism. We do not trust the beginnings of the faith we are now developing. We do not trust that our future will be cared for. We do not trust ourselves to find our way as we continue to grow. 

As most things in life, it all goes back to control. 

We are scared of letting go. We are afraid of giving ourselves over to nature and surrendering to the gravity of the hill. 

This is how momentum starts. Something has to add energy to the system. We might say that what momentum needs, is a moment.

Will you claim yours? 

Remember, the beauty of the snowball is, everything sticks to it. It cannot help but integrate all things in its path to help it grow bigger and faster and stronger. 

To quote the greatest cartoonist of all time, today is a magical world, a day full of possibilities. 

Let’s go exploring. 


Are you still giving yourself permission not to start?

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Scott Ginsberg

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Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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