Episode 10: Rubber Bands and Your Ideals

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"The way you create any outcome in your life is to hold the vision of your deepest desires. At the same time, though, you must honestly and accurately assess your current situation and how it relates to your greater vision. By doing this, you engage tension between what is and what can be. This tension is the primary creative force behind the manifestation of any outcome. It's as natural and powerful as the force of gravity." ~ David Emerald from The Power of TED*

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Rubber Bands and Your Ideals

"The way you create any outcome in your life is to hold the vision of your deepest desires. At the same time, though, you must honestly and accurately assess your current situation and how it relates to your greater vision. By doing this, you engage tension between what is and what can be. This tension is the primary creative force behind the manifestation of any outcome. It's as natural and powerful as the force of gravity." ~ David Emerald from The Power of TED*

Pick up a rubber band. (Imagining it will be fine. :)

Put it between the biggest finger on each of your hands. Pull your fingers apart, stretching the rubber band. Now, imagine that your right hand is your ideal, pulling away from your left hand, which is your current situation.

Feel the tension?

Nice.

That tension between your fingers is the same type of tension that exists when you dare to dream and envision your ideal life. The moment we do that, we create what David Emerald calls "Dynamic Tension" in his great book, The Power of TED*.

Here's the challenge: What do we want to do when we feel that tension between our fingers and between our ideal and where we are? Relieve it, right?

As TED advises: "In the case of dynamic tension, you can resolve the tension in either direction. You can let go of your vision and snap back toward your current reality, or you can move from your current situation toward your vision."

As Victims, we compromise our ideal vision and then complain that someone's persecuting us.

As Creators? As Creators, we know that "It's impossible to invest your soul in a compromise." So we hold that tension and take what Emerald calls "Baby Steps" toward our goal.

Here's to creating and holding the tension!!!

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