“You can’t have a tribe without a leader – and you can’t be a leader without a tribe”.
Seth Godin, “Tribes”
We need YOU to lead us.
Great words, destined for the bookshelf or an email folder tucked away in an archive. What a shame, what a waste… unless, you take them and do something about it.
During the conception period of my adventure I would often stop and think, mostly coupled with worrisome thoughts of success and achievement. Now I’m not saying that worrying about success or any other aspect of your life is unreasonable or unjust, I just think that… Wait.
Nope, I’m wrong, worrying IS a waste of time.
To suffer disturbing thoughts and torment oneself, to fret and trouble oneself with anxieties that causes paralysis of any length of time, is time we’ve given up, surrendered and given away to change and not to our success.
Change happens all around us, all the time, non-stop, whether we like it or not. For many, there is not a single element of our lives that is not touched by change. Not a single action occurs without a reaction.
Why do I say, “For many” and not “For all”? Because, for a select few, change does not dominate their lives, nor does it influence the jobs and tasks they have at hand, nor their output.
Take a moment to think about everything happening around you that you have no control over. Now ask yourself what you can eliminate worrying about. This simple exercise can help you tremendously if used correctly. Are you still worrying? Then you’re doing it wrong. Go back, and try again. See, what just happened? You failed. Which is perfectly ok. Failure is part of the learning process. I think we all need to get better at Failing, but we don’t need to worry about it. We need to embrace it and make it work for us, not against us.
Progress in the realm of change and failure is evolution (at least that’s the way I see it). That is: any process of formation, growth or development. Oppositely, in biological terms this is degeneration. Pathologically this is a process by which a tissue deteriorates and loses functional activity. As humans, we’re blesses with regenerative processes by which these tissues may become converted or replaced by other kinds of tissue. Epic. Viva la Evolución!
Want to know what my main concern (since I’m taking steps to evolve, I won’t say ‘worry’) was/is in starting this blog?
-Where to Start, and Success-
Ideas are made of thoughts, thoughts contribute in the realization of ideas. If I am going to spend time, money and effort in this adventure, I want it to be successful goddammit! And then I started to
worry, fret, do it. Step by step, day by day.
I’m quite certain that my writing and ideas are far from akin to many of you new readers. Stay tuned and we’ll go through the process and figure out just how to do Great Work.
I do hope that you’ll stick around, so in an effort to help build this tribe, to take change and get to evolution, please leave a comment and tell me how I’m doing. I need your support.