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Gut instinct is crucial to your success. If you haven't developed yours and you're still trying to intellectualize everything, good luck. But perhaps you should learn to listen to yourself even when you're not speaking.
Let me tell you a quick story about what happened to me the other night.
On Sunday, I was flipping through Meet-Up, checking out the events in my local area, when I came across a notice for the South Bay Writers Club. Their meeting was the next night and would feature a talk by Mark Coker, the Founder/CEO of Smashwords, the e-book publisher. I put it on...Read more
We feel dark. Depressed. Down. Whatever you want to call it.
We're just barely ourselves, or we're the lowest energy form of ourselves. Dark thoughts, little action, waves slowly lapping the shore at low tide. The water ebbs and we can see the bones of our dreams, drying in the sun. We can seemingly no more rouse our spirits to reveille than we can use our fingers to pull the ocean to the dunes.
And we try to keep to ourselves, because who the heck wants to see the real and the ugly inside our heads?
I was chasing (or trying to chase) my riding partner up a dusty trail yesterday when it occurred to me, in the middle of mashing my pedals and sucking the warm morning wind, that I wasn't going to catch her. She had 25 yards on me, and I had 25 years on her. And then I realized that I didn't need to catch her anymore.