Skirting the edge of an abyss is a place that many of us have found ourselves at times. There’s a thrill, an excitement, and a fear when we’re on the edge and we feel like we’re about to fall….deep into that black hole of life.
There are expectations, suppositions, and the racing of the heart toward the unknown, and the possibilities of what lies in front of us.
According to Caleb Scharf in his article in Scientific American:
“The swirling disk of matter falling into a black hole radiates intensely and shoots high-speed bursts of plasma back into the galaxy.”
So if we are at our optimum creative selves, and we are skirting the edge, and fall deep into the abyss of life, does that mean that as we fall in, we will shoot back, and radiate our glorious selves, while suddenly sprouting wings to fly?
Well, all things are possible, even when skirting the edge.
It could also mean that you are buried up to your ears, and dreaming your work will get done by itself. It isn’t going to happen!
Let’s look at the realistic side we must consider when looking with wide-eyed abandon to our futures.
Spontaneity and dreams are wonderful, but consider how much better it would be with our foundations set in stone. Moments make our lives, and even the mundane has a part in it. There are things that have to be done when building our dreams that aren’t always fun to do. At times, these daily duties can make us want to scream.
I learned this quote a long time ago…
“With every blessing there’s a burden, and with every burden there’s a blessing.”
So, that baby that you have is such a blessing, but changing your baby’s dirty diapers can sure be a burden! When you change that dirty diaper…the baby is all smiles and coos… again…blessing.
Try to reframe how you think about those tasks you hate by using these tips:
- 1. Have a DMO (Daily Method of Operation) in place that can help move things along.
- 2. Try to find ways to get those things done quickly that cause you stress.
- 3. If you absolutely hate to do whatever it is, outsource it.
- 4. Put on some music while doing those things you dread.
- 5. Reward yourself with something special for getting it done.
We all love being creative…but building a strong foundation is best, and should take precedence. You want your business to last a long time.
Start with balance; It’s needed in every area of our lives.
Then when those necessary parts of your business are done for the day, get back to your creative side and skirting the edge of life.