The Downside of a Sure Thing

creativity personal development Aug 27, 2018
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Is a sure thing worth pursuing?

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” Viktor Frankl

What dream or desire would you pursue if its achievement was guaranteed? Go ahead, dream big. Tap your deepest desire.

Now, would an assurance really guarantee your pursuit of that dream or desire? I don't think so.

Work that's worth it can't come with a guarantee because it's the striving that infuses it with meaning and value. Leaning into the work with curiosity and courage helps you forge meaning. Leaping into the arena builds character and resilience.

Facing fear and uncertainty sharpens the focus and cuts through the noise. The struggle matters because it measures the worth of the work and helps you build its (and your), identity.

You don't need a guarantee, you need to get going. What's stopping you? I guarantee it's not a lack of assurance.

Keep flying higher!


Scott Perry, Difference-Maker Coach at Creative on Purpose.

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