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Thursday, August 12, 2010


Every possibility begins with the courage to imagine. (from poster 02047 at maryanneradmacher.com)

Many of my most satisfying endeavors, so far, have begun with the people around me telling me why “it won’t work.” Helpful, earnest folks just trying to keep me from “spinning my wheels,” or “getting hurt,” or “not making any money at that,” or other such protective (and dispiriting) sentences.

There are very few people in my life whose opinions I seek out when I’m busy mustering up the courage to imagine the pieces and part of a vision. I go to the most brilliant thinkers I know who are most inclined to give me good ideas on how to make the possibility real. Reasons why a thing WON’T work can be instructive, too. I just don’t go out of my way to look for those.

What courage can you call up today to begin to imagine a previously unnoticed possibility? It’s true, you know…EVERY possibility begins with the courage to imagine…

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