Today’s Reverb 10 prompt:
Action: When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
This one was another tough one for me and I’ve thought a lot about it through the day. I think of myself as a person of action. I define a problem or a task, I identify a solution and I implement. This action orientation is what’s gotten me to where I am today, which is fine, but as has already been identified, I am not happy with where I am today. And by God I wish that there was a plan to be made to fix it, to make my dreams come true. But there isn’t. I hear that I need to wait, and that I need to trust and that I need not – should not even – DO anything. This, frankly sucks. Patience has never been my strong suit. I don’t wait well. I never have waited well.
So in the absence of doing anything I will occupy myself with “busy work”. I will keep my mind and my will the hell out of my way in order to make space for what is to come next. I will take a vacation, which will allow me to cross an item off my Manifiesty Life List. I will keep writing this blog. I will keep taking photos. I will continue to be grateful for what I have. I will carry on this work I’ve started to open myself up to fully and joyfully accept what’s to come. I will continue to decide every day to give it up. I will not act but will instead take deliberate steps of inaction.