Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gotta fly!

The only way to get positive feelings about yourself is to take positive actions. Man does not live as he thinks, he thinks as he lives.  Vaughan Quinn

I am in the thick of preparing my speak for Friday at TEDxCalgary.

Now, I sent it off yesterday to the organizers, went through it last night with my eldest daughter on SKYPE and of course, her brilliance has shifted my thinking on what and how I deliver it.

Which means -- I'm under the gun of creative process. Tweaking. Rewriting. Reworking. Rejigging something that should be done by now...

But then... The Land of Compulsiveness is not a foreign shore. It is familiar turf and I tread heavily on its rocky terrain.

And that's ok.

I just need to 'get it right'  :)

I know. I know.  No such thing as 'perfect'. But near perfection. Ahhh, now that's another matter.

In the interim. I'm going to be posting short -- can you believe it! SHORT!

Mostly quotes and random thoughts.

I'll call it, my week of random thinking.

gotta go. I'm up in the middle of the night for a reason! Gotta craft words while the moon shines.

Though seriously -- there's not much moonlight tonight as it's rather cloudy out there. Snowed last night. Not a lot but enough to remind me... winter is on the wing.

Must fly!

Wishing you an inspired day of putting action to your thoughts and living with intention.


Fi said...

Short posts - yeah we'll see if that lasts.
Land of compulsiveness - yes I visit there regularly, but you know what?

You'll be fine because
you can do anything
you are strong (strong)
you are invincible (invincible)
you are woman

you rock :-)

Anonymous said...


and, when it is over

it will be time to do it again, and again

stay true to your gut, stay in the moment, because that is when you shine brightest


Maureen said...

Wish I could be there to hear the talk in person.

Mark's advice is right on.

Alyssa Wright said...

Did you actually get up that early to write, or have you turned into a night person with all the compulsiveness?

S. Etole said...

writing by the light of the moon ... it's gotta be good!

Joyce Wycoff said...

Tell them that we're all waiting to see your talk up on YouTube. Your fans await!!!

Ruth said...

It's very exciting, and I wish I could hear you speak too. My advice (and you've spoken in front of large groups far more than I, but . . . ) is to stand as still as a cornstalk (I mean inside, figuratively), which is about being slow. It will all come out as it should, when you're slow and still.

I so appreciate what you've sent me in email about the project, and I will write soon as I can. Maybe it will be better for you to receive something from me after Friday anyway! :-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

winter is on the wing...I love that phrase.
And love that you've finished the presentation now
and can breathe and bask in the
(I imagine winter's wings are
very beautiful where you are)
grinning and grateful for you,