It’s a beautiful book. You should buy it.
A couple of moments that struck me in the first 35 pages…
“I’m no longer quite sure what the answer is, but I do know that the answer is yes.”
– Leonard Bernstein (channeling John Cage?)
“Liberate yourself from the need to be right.”
“I’m looking for something that might not work.”
“…the delight in dancing with their fear.”
I’m certain I’ll be saying this one a lot. What a great way to deal with this, syntactically.
Everyone always says “I can’t do such and such yet, I’m afraid.”
People want to know how to move forward without fear. Of course, that’s not really possible.
(Unless you’re just too dumb to be afraid, in which case, good for you, you’ll go far.)
Of course, it’s not at all helpful to tell someone that.
“You’ll always be afraid. You can’t wait for your fear to go away. I’m still afraid.”
Saying stuff like that will only make it worse.
But THIS idea…
It’s okay to be afraid. You will be afraid. The trick is agreeing/learning to dance with your fear.
Thanks, Seth. That alone was worth the price of admission.