“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Okay, so I’ve had this history of jumping around from one new program I create to the next. The thought of doing something twice can put me into a creative tailspin. I’d spend a lot of time creating a program, offer it once and then move on to the next one. My program content was piling up on my hard drive!Yet, two of my friends kept urging me to run my programs monthly. The. Same. Ones. The horror, I thought, of doing something more than once.So I resisted. And resisted. And years went by. I spent a lot of time continuously creating new programs. Because … that is what creative folks do, right? (Read, crazy folks?)Finally, I agreed to try what my friends said and am running my writing and wild painting programs on a regular basis.You know what?
They were right. It works. People sign up more often when they see a program running over and over. They might not be able to take it in January, but they can take it in February or May or November. It helps you and them plan.
Yet, I resisted this notion!
Sometimes, even rebellious folks can get in a rut. You can jump out of one rut and land in a different rut and not even know it because you are blinded by your own narrow field of vision.
Thank god, I listened to them and experimented like Mr. Emerson suggests above. It’s made a huge difference!
Now onto you.
Is there anything you are resisting that might actually be good for you? In business? In life?
If there is, try to dive into that resistance and see what you swim up to the surface with in your teeth.
Do you have it? Yes? Great.
Okay. How can this thing you’ve been resisting help you enhance your own life? How can you embrace it and experiment using it in a different way? A way that probably makes you want to stomp your feet and scream that it is going against your own personality grain?
Take this pièce de ré·sis·tance and work it into your life. Then see what happens!
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