edu180atl: craig lambert 10.8.12
This morning I was reading Linchpin by Seth Godin and I got the best answer I could have ever wanted: “No one actually knows what to do. The art of challenging the resistance [the fear-based amygdala/ lizard brain] is doing something when you’re not certain it’s going to work.”
I’ve been so culturally brainwashed into thinking that I have to know what’s going to work and then do that.
Of course, my two-year-old and four-year-old have no such qualms. They do a million things a day that are ineffective and yield poor results. But they don’t care. They get right back on the saddle and try something else. How ironic that I have to read a book to relearn something that my toddlers have already mastered.
So now I have my list of action steps to take, and I don’t know what’s going to yield something fruitful. Scary, right?
Probably my greatest fear is that I will do something and it’ll look amateur. So I turned the page in Linchpin and read these quotes from Bre Pettis:
“Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
“Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.”
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