Colbert tells an inspiring story about his late show mentor.
The grizzled old producer told the new host to start taping two episodes on the last day of the workweek. And then, the way he executed that second show could become the way he did the show every night. Because at that point, he’d be so tired that he wouldn’t have time to worry about making the right choices.
Every one of us must find a path to that point. The place inside where there is little room for worry. Where the tornado of choices isn’t raging and rocking.
The problem is, that’s a hard place to get to. Because most of us have been taught to worry about the validity of our thoughts rather than to trust our intuition. And we shouldn’t.
Most of us have been convinced that obsessing over what could have been a marginally better option is a worthwhile investment of energy. But it isn’t.
Here’s the reality.
Most things will work out over time whether we worry about them or not, and whether we feel bad about them or not. Worrying and obsessing and controlling, these are tricks we play on ourselves.
They make us feel like we’re doing something to solve our problems, but we’re not. We’re creating conflict before any actually exists. We’re polluting the six precious inches between our ears.
If we truly want to do great work in the world, we have to stop worrying about choosing the right path.
Because there isn’t one. The right path is the one we choose.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Is your mind creating the noise of worry because it hasn’t figure out a better technology yet?
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