Do what you fear, but don’t get arrested. Sometimes, if not more often, we must do what we fear to overcome it.
This has been challenging, considering all the places I’ve lived and worked – 35 years in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Idaho, Florida and Washington State.
Bottom line, my thirst for pushing boundaries tends to threaten others. Since turning 50 in June, I have flat out accepted this is who I am – a game changer. Maybe this will be September’s theme. Maybe not.
Let’s go back two days to The Ledge, at the western hemisphere’s tallest building:
Went out on The Ledge five times. Would have done it even more, except it was a very busy Friday night in Chicago.
“So what”? Exactly. So what! I’ve never been more impatient with the status quo.
Turbulent times call for unprecedented creative efforts. In order to teach our son patience, I constantly remind myself to relax and be patient. One day soon, some one will ask, “Will you share your vision with us”?
While I went to The Ledge five times that night, Walt Disney lived his whole life on The Ledge. Wonder if we’re related. Carpediem, jungle jeff 🙂
“I knew if this business was ever to get anywhere, if this business was ever to grow, it could never do it by having to answer to someone unsympathetic to it’s possibilities, by having to answer to someone with only one thought or interest, namely profits. For my idea of how to make profits has differed greatly from those who generally control businesses such as ours. I have a blind faith in the policy that quality, tempered with good judgement and showmanship, will win out against all odds”.
If Walt Disney could have envisioned how successful his business philosophy would ultimately become and how far it would take The Walt Disney Company, maybe he would have found a way to quit smoking.