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The moment has arrived

You ever have your 'nose up against it'? Face your fears? Take the plunge?

     
6:59 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There's a Chinese saying I read recently to the effect that, at that moment when we are closest to our success, our self-realization, to stepping over our own self imposed lines - that is the point where our own mind most violently seeks to drive us backwards, make us most crazy, doubt ourselves in the extreme.

I've got this project. I've labored. I've studied. I've planned. I've examined. I've tested. I've invested. I've consulted. I've designed. I've mapped. I've compared. I've assembled. I've organized. I've prepared. I've I've I've ad nauseum.

There's a moment described in the works of Carlos Castaneda (The Teachings of Don Pablo) and in the works of many other masters of living large where one, of necessity, must take that last step. The letting go. The leap of faith. The moment of "If I'm not falling then I'm flying."

I'm so there.

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I know that feeling.

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1:43 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm so there.

Me too. Me too. :)

1:54 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The great thing about when projects are at this stage is that there's no uncertainty. In fact, it feels ridiculous to even contemplate the idea of not going ahead with the plan - it's just part of the natural course of events.

I find that moment both calming but also strangely exhilarating. The only reason to delay the "leap" is to savour the feeling a little longer.

I would wish you good luck - but I don't think you even need it!

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I have been struggling with something of the same sort with one of my projects...that self-imposed line is looking more like a wall. I started hestiation, second guessing the concept, wondering if EVERYTHING was planned just right, fearing rejection, wondering if I should add this feature or that...ARGH!

I soooo look forward to that feeling - somebody push me off so I can fly :o))

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I'm fast approaching a similar feeling, my working situation changed and I decided it was a good time to take the plunge and go self-employed... Handed in notice just a few days ago :D

Good luck Webwork!

1:36 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Adding one more dimension to your personal reality is frightening even if you have been preparing for a long time to do exactly that. It is so tempting to limit yourself to those dimensions that you are already familiar with.

Good luck, Webwork, hannamyluv, freshfish and donovanh.

Now: JUMP!

(As the gnome says to Alice in American McGee's Alice.)

[edited by: troels_nybo_nielsen at 1:40 pm (utc) on Mar. 4, 2005]

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I soooo look forward to that feeling - somebody push me off so I can fly :o))

*push*
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You should take up Skydiving ..after the first time you don't go through all this stuff ever again ..
12:02 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The ONLY people that fail are the ones that dont try. - The Millionaire mind.

Great books with interviews with millionaire business men and women all of whom are self made.

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Encyclo - you so nailed it with that post!
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The Millionaire mind...now that was a great read. I noticed that I have been pushed off by Milamber... Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! See you at the bottom....uhm...or I probably should say - the top!
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Hmmm... must be that time of year.

After consulting with my gal, looking at the state of the mortgage, completely failing to sleep for thinking about it...

I accepted a job with a pretty massive paycut, horribly long hours, unbelievable challenges (many are likely to prove totally insurmountable), virtually no perks...

I put my consulting on hold took a full time gig for an NGO

For the first time in my life, I look forward to going into work.

11:19 am on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Mans mad, lock him up.
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You ever have your 'nose up against it'? Face your fears? Take the plunge?

Yep, yep, and yep.

The last time was 5 or 6 years ago, when I decided the hallowed halls of corporate america were more than I was willing to bear. Months and months of convincing myself I would be better off without a job - without a mailbox full of bills every month - without all the trappings of success. Finally, the big day arrived - I had enough - and all my planning went into motion. I was so scared I almost took a drink that day.

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...I was so scared I almost took a drink that day...

Almost? So... What stopped you?