So my cat Tom, spies a clean bucket filled to the brim of fresh, cool water and despite the fact that he has his own bowl of water, does not prevent the enticement of the bucket water that was calling, “Tom,Tom, Drink me!” as though Tom had just fallen down a rabbit hole and was in his own cat version of Alice in Wonderland. Tom stands on the edge of the shower wall on his back legs and proceeds to lean towards the water, he almost loses his balance and tries to hold on to the rim of the bucket. However, touching the rim of the bucket meant getting his paws wet, which he was just not having, I watched Tom relentlessly squirm in anguish, pacing back and forth, looking at me, meowing, looking at the bucket of water that he “in his mind” could not get to because he did not want to get his paws wet.
Here’s the thing, isn’t that what maybe stopping you from saying Yes to Learning. Tom, like most cats hates getting wet, so his FEAR of getting wet is what is stopping him from getting that thirst-quenching water he so desires.
What is your FEAR?
What is stopping you?
As fellow entrepreneur Roshanda Pratt, the storytelling strategist, puts it “You have to be odd to be number one!
Are you afraid to be odd? To be different? To step out from the norm? To step out of your comfort zone?
If you have a unique dream, an innovative idea that hasn’t been done, then by all means go out and learn what you need to, to make that dream a reality.
If it seems as though you are the only one, trying to go to college, change your career, don’t be afraid to step out on faith. Perhaps you are meant to be the only one or a role model to inspire others to follow your lead.
Remember FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real -The negative things you THINK are going to happen probably won’t because you will not let it.
Today, go for it!
Step out on faith!
Enjoy being uncomfortable, it won’t be for long!
Get your PAWS wet!
Say YES to Learning!