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    Wednesday
    May182011

    Sitting, Waiting, Breathing, Staring...

    Today, I stay still. I feel the need to innovate, to change, to move forward in a slightly different direction. I love days like this - excitement is in the air. But my lack of patience makes days like today really hard. 

    You see, as an entrepreneur with no employees, the sky is the limit. I can do anything - I can open SF offices on a moment's notice, I can write books, I can go work from New York City. As I said, the sky's the limit. But, as always, this freedom comes at an enormous cost... 

    The cost of absolute freedom is an endless number of possibilities. That sounds redundant, but it makes sense. The pros and cons, the fun factor, and the impact of each possibility on the big picture must be weighed carefully. When the number of possibilities to consider is large, this process is challenging, drawn out, and uncertain.

    Today, I feel a change coming on. I smell it. My intuition tells me that I need this day to "work on my business." But no concrete thoughts have been formed yet. I sit. I wait. I stare into space. I try to not judge.

    As Murakami wrote in the Wind Up Bird Chronicles:

    "The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you're supposed to go up and down when you're supposed to go down. When you're supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you're supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom. When there's no flow, stay still. If you resist the flow, everything dries up. If everything dries up, the world is darkness." 

    Today, I stay still, and wait for the flow to return, wait for the next steps to reveal themselves. 

     

     

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