“I did the best I could with what I had.”*
‘Resistance has no strength of its own; its power derives derives entirely from our fear of it.’**
The sky is an endless nondescript grey. The clouds are indistinct, slightly more grey over there than there. Hardly an auspicious day to do something remarkable.
At some point, though, we have to begin.
‘There is a point when you’re not supposed to be full of potential; you’re supposed to be full of talent, capacity, product.’^
The thing that turns what I have into the best I can do is faithfulness: faithfulness replaces same old same old (SOSO), releasing imagination in practices and habits which ignore the grey skies, the grey thinking, the grey people – understanding what’s important is not out there, but what’s in here.
Whatever the climactic conditions of the day, you’re someone who’s always full of light and colour. It’s time.
‘In order for imagination to flourish, there must be an opportunity to see things as other than they currently are or appear to be. This begins with a simple question: What if?”^^
(*Justice Thurgood Marshall, quoted in Rosamund and Benjamin Zander’s The Art of Possibility.)
(**From Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art.)
(^From Erwin McManus’s Uprising.)
(^^John Seely Brown, quoted in Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question.)