Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs…
CHOOSE ONE (Read time 1:09)
| We stand alone at this very moment right on the edge of an unknown future which is staring us right back in the face, waiting for us to make the next move. And at this instant there are only two choices:1) Reach back in the past and cast out a huge safety net into the future, confidently confirming what we already know.
2) Step into the “unknown” and create something new, out of the endless field of all possibilities.Most opt to reach back and repeat the past. Creating ORDINARY, again and again. It’s safer, proven, time-tested, familiar and often very profitable. That’s why music and art is so repetitive, and products and services are mostly copycats. And often, those who have plenty of “experience,” those that think they “know” just fool themselves into thinking they’re creating something new—but they’re not. They’re just refreshing the same screen over & over again.However the true, crazy, creative artist and the brave, genius entrepreneur stand on the edge of that same moment of choice, knowing that reaching back for the safety net of the past will only bring frustration and failure, no matter how much profit could be gained. And they courageously step into the unknown (with often reckless abandon) and create something new, something different, something EXTRAORDINARY.So here you stand, alone at this very moment, right on the edge of the unknown future, which is staring right back at you, waiting for you to make the next move. Will you reach back for the safety net of the past? Or will you create your future (your destiny) from the quantum field of all possibilities?
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