Are you opposed to yourself? Are you attempting to set up a fight between who you want to be and who you are? There is no opposition. You are you. You’re on a journey, and every version of you is acceptable for where you are with what you know at that point in your journey. As Oprah Winfrey says: When you know better, you’ll do better. It’s not a fight. It’s progress.
Seth Godin has a great blog post today about opposition. It’s set out below:
The opposite of creativity is fear.
And fear’s enemy is creativity.
The opposite of yes is maybe.
Because maybe is non-definitive, and both yes and no give us closure and the chance to move ahead.
Perfect is the enemy of good.
Us is not the enemy of them. Us is the opposite of alone.
They can become us as soon as we permit it.
Everything is the opposite of okay. Everything can never be okay. Except when we permit it.
The right is not the opposite of the left. Each side has the chance to go up, which is precisely the opposite of down.
Dreams are not the opposite of reality. Dreams inform reality.
Is there anywhere in your life right now where fear is squashing your ability to create, or where you’re holding back on a yes or no for the fence-sitting ‘maybe’? Let go of the fence, and allow your dreams to inform your reality today.