A well-played life results from deft, determined shifts in our focus from one area to another.
Fearlessness. Can you imagine it?
Fear may help us produce short-term results, but they’re unsustainable. Fear eats us from the inside out. It provides useful, catabolic energy, sure, for the immediate task. But over the long term, fear will either result in atrophy because we’re hiding and not using our talent, or we’ll cramp up and collapse because we’re asking more of ourselves than we have to give.
I was in the Res the other day, when I noticed an old standing dead tree trunk just off the side of the trail. Despite the fact that I’d passed it thousands of times, I’d never noticed it before! And there, in that moment, I had a revelation. I connected a couple of dots related to my work as a coach. I’m going to tell you about those dots, which are “Dreams,” “Thoughts,” and “Habits.”