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From Drips to Deluge: Embracing Growth and Capacity in Pursuit of Our Dreams


Using a teacup to catch water from a bursting dam

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the importance of pacing in personal growth.

  2. Learn how to grow your inner Giant and reach your fullest potential.

  3. Discover the beauty of stepping into the unknown and taking in small amounts at a time.

  4. Realize the need to develop ourselves and increase our capacity in the mind and our skills and abilities.

 

Whoever said, "We can have it all" must have been from Venus or perhaps Mars. Sure, we can chase our dreams, but it's often like trying to catch a waterfall with a teacup. Or like filling a teacup with water from a dripping faucet, then progressing to a steady flow, then a fire hose, and finally a dam burst. You see where this is going, right?


Here's what usually happens. We go about our dreams and businesses like we're multi-tasking maestros who can juggle everything life throws our way. It's a bit like a slapstick comedy where we end up flailing around trying to catch all the water with the same old bucket and techniques.


As the water pressure increases, we're not only unable to catch the new water, but we also lose what we already had! Yes, it's quite the spectacle.


Now, let's imagine your dreams as that increasing water flow. We start with a dribble, then a stream, a torrent, and finally, a deluge. However, we keep using the same methods and techniques, expecting different results. Sounds a lot like Einstein's definition of insanity, right?


It's important to understand that sometimes it's not the system, the dream, or the process that's broken or flawed. It's us. We don't allow ourselves to learn, to grow, or to increase our capacity to handle more. Instead, we stick to what we've always done, hoping that things will magically change.


But let's not beat ourselves up too much. The beauty of this journey into the unknown, of creating our dreams, is that we're often shielded from the entire picture. Imagine if we could see every obstacle, every challenge we'd face, would we ever dare to dream? Most of us would probably respond with a resounding, "No way, Jose!"


In the beginning, if everything came at us at once, we would feel overwhelmed, like standing at the receiving end of a water hose. We'd feel a tad bit like Wile E. Coyote, and trust me, that's never a good look. That's why it's important to pace ourselves.


Remember, giants walk while smalls run. You see, the giants understand that life is a marathon, not a sprint. But it's not just about physical capacity; it's also about the mind. The mindset to grow and expand our horizons is as crucial as our ability to develop new skills.


Playing small may feel safe, but it's often the biggest deterrent to living our true potential. Our goal is to start embracing the Giant within us. It's about transcending our past and reaching new heights.


So, let's stop playing small and start living large, because trust me, the view from up there is spectacular!



Increasing our capacity to capture what comes our way

This article was created in collaboration with AI.

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