You can’t execute with one foot in the
fantasy world and one foot in reality. Eventually, you have to cross the
invisible line that separates thought from action. You have to shatter the
glass wall in your mind that separates idea from execution.
Maisel makes a
powerful point in his creativity book that if you want to raise the stakes
tremendously, it’s not enough to dream, you have to organize your life around
that dream. Only through that brand of commitment can you build real momentum.
One of my clients recently quit an office job to start her own business. Naturally, she was terrified.
Because there was no guarantee that the entrepreneurial career path was
profitable, probable or even possible for her.
And so, I recommended she spend
two months acting as if she was fully committed. Not merely dipping her toe in
the water, but diving completely into to her enterprise, treating the business
as a full time gig, even paying herself a modest salary from her savings, just
to feel what it felt like to work for herself. Just to see what she could
accomplish in sixty days if she committed whole hog.
Then, once the trial
period was over, she could make her career decision from a more informed place.
It was a tough gift to give herself, but it’s exactly what she needed to
discover what was possible for her.
Proving, that you don’t know what you have
until you sleep with it.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What experiment could you run to see if you’re committed or merely interested?
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