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My kids hate hearing this
But I need to hear it more than they do
Greetings, Nobel Artists!
Being human means making choices.
One piece of advice my older children are sick of hearing from me is, “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”
I need to hear this more than they do.
The hardest part of being human is knowing that walking through one door means never walking through some other door. Many choices can be undone. However, none of us can rewind time.
If we’re lucky, life is long, and each of us will have the chance to try on many roles. Child, lover, parent. Worker, boss, owner. Traveller, guide, local.
Sometimes you don’t have to choose between two things. You can be a stay-at-home parent and operate a successful business.
But more often than we’d like, we must grab tightly to one choice and let go of another option.
I think we grow more in the letting go than we do in the holding tight.
Another way to look at the situation is to remember being scared of the water. You can either stand on dry land, or you can leap into the water. You cannot do both.
What are you going to do?
For me, I’m leaping as I’ve never leapt before.
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