Here are a couple posts that resonate with me and impact my ability to create breakthroughs.
First, this cool post from Kathy at Creating Passionate Users called, Death by Risk Aversion. Very interesting and true. How often do our potential creations get muted by our fears? A lot, I think. Here's just a wee piece of the post, but go read the whole thing:
"Practice LETTING GO
Here's where the Buddhists have an edge. Too many of us hold on to practices or ideas (including sacred cows) long past their sell-by date. If it doesn't serve us any longer, it's time to give it up no matter how well it served us in the past.
Of course, "letting go" means temporarily experiencing that painful, awkward, "I suck" stage again. But pro athletes do it if they want to break through plateaus. Go players do it to move up in ranks. Musicians let go of habits and styles. Programmers do it (waterfall anyone?). Writers do it. Anyone who has switched from skiing to snowboarding (or switched from regular to "goofy foot") has learned to let go."
From the Achieve-IT blog come this tease and link to a short snippet of the test for Mensa. I took the 30 question quiz and it said I had a good chance of passing the full blown Mensa test (I got a score of 23). At first I was excited, but then the fears rush in because 23 out of 30 does not seem all that great to me. If I took it and did not pass, how would I feel? Why is this even intriguing to me? What do I have this meaning in my life? I have to admit that getting into Mensa would be cool and that I would be seriously bummed if I took the test and failed. If you take it, drop a comment and let me know how you do!