Moronic Musings

and other junk as it occurs to me.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Today is full of the unknown. There are choices you must make that have consequences you can't guess. There are impending circumstances in your life over which you have absolutely no control. There are activities you have yet to participate in, and there are people you've never met. Every day is jam-packed with unknown things, and that can be scary.

But not for you. You look at the unknown with anticipation because you know that as badly as things can turn out, they can also go amazingly well. You understand that uncertainty is a positive thing.

Make no mistake: there's nothing wrong with a little self-check to make sure you're taking the right steps. Even so, you don't sit on the fence forever. You move. You've read all the current fashion magazines and are aware that paralysis and self doubt are not en vogue this season.

Remember that pivotal scene in Finding Nemo when Dory is trying to convince Marlin to let go of the whale's tongue? Marlin fearfully shouts something like, "How do you KNOW everything will be okay?!" to which Dory very matter-of-factly replies "I don't," and lets go.

Here's a new take on an old adage: If you always do what you've always done, you'll never get what you've never had.

Today you're not going to let fear of the unknown either prevent or control your actions. You're going to examine your options, choose, and act. Today, you're going to be Dory. Except with a better memory.

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