Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Be A Lion Today

Sometimes I can do no wrong, get an enormous amount of work done, be super creative and end up being pretty proud of myself. On the other hand, there are days when nothing goes right...I mean nothing. My well laid plans go awry, time-eaters pop up at every juncture, no matter how hard I try I can't think of a single word much less a line, a page or a chapter. Or, I can't think of a single attribute to put on my farm flyer or any clever way of advertising herbs and if someone calls I sputter and stammer unintelligible answers. I overthink it. I don't know why that is; only that it IS.

I've discovered the best thing I can do about it is just quit what I am trying to work on and go for a walk up my Missouri mountain. Then get out my Whacky Pack cards. Oh, I love those whacky cards! Created by Roger von Oech they can be a real Kick In The Seat Of The Pants. They operate on the premise that we all have four little gremlins inside us that represent four different ways of thinking: The Explorer helps you DISCOVER resources for new ideas. The Artist TRANSFORMS resources into new ideas. The Judge EVALUATES new ideas. The Warrior IMPLEMENTS new ideas.

Todays card is from the Warrior: PUT A LION IN YOUR HEART. Go forth even if, no especially if you are scared: GO FORTH. Discover what gives you courage to act on your ideas. Find your lion. Let your lion out. Go forth.

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