Today I’d like to talk about a little more wisdom from Seth Godin’sIcarus Deception.
As we’ve discussed, his book (and his entire body of work for that matter), is basically a plea for us to step up and into our highest potential.
He tells us:“Yourability to follow directions is not the secret to your success. You are hiding your best work, your best insight, and your best self from us every day.”
That’s inspiringly true.
(Note the references to “yourbest,” “yourbest,” “yourbest.” And, think:Optimus, optimus, optimus.)
But here’s the passage that’s been rattling around in my head:“It’stoo bad that so much time has been wasted, but it would be unforgivable to wait any longer. You have the ability to contribute so much. We need you, now.”
It’s funny because when I recalled that passage in my head, Ithought he said,“It’sunfortunatethat so much time has been wasted. But it would beunforgivableto wait any longer.”
That’s the phrase that’s been bubbling up for me…
Yah. It’s a bit of a bummer we’ve wasted so many years (or decades!) living at less than our best. (“Goshdarnit!! GAH!!! Oh, to have that time back!!!”)
AsUNFORTUNATE as that wasted time is, it’sUNFORGIVABLE to wait any longer.
So, let’s capitalize all the lessons learned and GET BUSY GIVING OUR BEST SELVES MOST FULLY TO THE WORLD.