I didn’t feel like writing a blog today.
Ever have a day like that? You are supposed to do something… and you just don’t feel like it.
What do you do?
Do you suck it up and do it anyway? Or do you put it off?
Sometimes my own imagination scares me. Like Ernie, in this skit. And Bert tells Ernie, think about things you like. You like balloons? Think about balloons. It’s really that simple.
Here in the middle of imagination… right in the middle of my head… I close my eyes and my home isn’t home and my bed isn’t really my bed. I look inside and discover things that are sometimes strange and new. And the most remarkable thoughts I think have a way of being true.
I remember when I was little, we used to have Sesame Street albums. This song was on one of those records and I used to lie on the floor with my eyes closed and imagine things I like.
I would travel the world! My imagination has taken me places I haven’t seen yet… but I will!
What Would YOU Do?
So many people are afraid to say what they really imagine themselves doing. This scene from Good Will Hunting illustrates the fear Will has of what he will actually do with his life. He would rather make jokes than make a decision. It’s easier to skate by and do nothing than to dig in and make a difference.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ~Marianne Williamson
I have felt this paralyzing fear. My own dreams and my own imagination scare the stuffing out of me. Sometimes, my own power to manifest what I want in life scares me. This week’s exercise is powerful. We are to imagine we are with a friend… and we tell a story to our friend and their face lights up.
I alternated between friends. I picked Robin Williams and Sir Richard Branson. They were marvelous guests and we enjoyed our time together. We mostly discussed a project to bring clean air to the masses. I got some great ideas from our talks.
“I think that if we could get every business person to use some of their entrepreneurial skills by adopting A problem in this world… maybe a major problem in their particular industry, a major global problem or a major national problem… we could get on top of most of the problems of the world.” ~Sir Richard Branson at 2:01
What is the problem that you would adopt?