‘We can change the script,’ claims Alex McManus,* and he’s not wrong. Alex’s brother Erwin offers: ‘When we embrace our responsibilities, we open up our opportunities.’**
Here are three realignments we can try:
from separation to being with others,
from being apart from the Earth to being a part of it, and,
from a fixed mindset about who we can be (What You See Is All There Is) to one of growth.
The person we’re able to be is already within us, already imagining the future. We must listen, be present to the whispers, and, then, grow – or zoom the things we do, as Seth Godin names it.
We’ll know we’ll never be perfect but we can be increasingly connected. We know we’ll never complete but we know we are more than enough to bring our art to the world. And while ours is an ongoing journey, we know we’re strong enough to keep going.
When we recognise and embrace who we can be, the responsibility only we can take up, we become script-changers – for ourselves and for others.
While we’re breathing, it’s our turn to change the script, and it’s not too late to begin.