The things we fear to initiate don’t come with instructions. Read that again, and think about all your problems. There aren’t any instructions. The things we fear to initiate don’t come with instructions.
If there aren’t instructions for a problem, let’s apply “possibility.” Let’s explore what happens when we take an assumed rule and throw it out. Let’s not hesitate to apply this to our problems.
Let’s seek all of the favorable potential outcomes and choose the one we want to map back to. Yesterday I turned 47, and this is how I’ve arrived feeling. I won’t forget this idea and will carry it to age 100.
The things we fear to initiate don’t come with instructions. I love the word “initiate” because its main ingredient is a possibility. Possibility says it can be done. Possibility says we don’t need instructions.
Then why do I feel like a nervous fifth grader? I could blame society, school, or my parents, but I am the change. I believe in possibility. So, new story.
Our perception of life is a product of the frames through which we view it.
I think it works like this:
Our beliefs shape our understanding of the world around us. This influences our sense of urgency, our crises, and our decisions. All the things! Even though there are many truths in the world, we often focus on specific aspects, such as expectations, desires, or notions of justice or injustice. This self-selected “truth” becomes the foundation upon which we base our lives and everything else we encounter.
Sometimes, this leads to feeling stuck and the frustration that follows.
“Possibility” is about changing our beliefs, transforming our perspective, shifting our priorities, and unlocking new opportunities.
So the question is, how do we shift our mindset to one of possibility, and the answer is we don’t know. It doesn’t come with instructions.
Wayfinding takes different forms, such as discovering our path, accomplishing tasks, and altering our beliefs. In other words, wayfinding requires us to be open. To stay open. Wayfinding requires faith.
The most challenging part -“Going for it” has to balance with “This might not work.” That never feels comfortable, but what if instead of turning the other way, we saw that as a sign that we were on the right track? That’s a muscle that has to be worked through the repetitions.
This “possibility” through facing the fear of wayfinding is what I define as personal growth and fulfillment. It starts with recognizing the power of our beliefs and challenging them. Doing so can change how we view the world, our problems, and ourselves.
I’m trying, and if you’re reading this, I know you are too. Cheers!