Elastics & Action

As a kid I used to love making a tennis ball size elastic sphere.

My Father would give me a bag full of elastic bands and I’d get engrossed in tying each elastic band together in the longest formation I could and then wrapping them around one another.

As the rubber ball got bigger in size the elastic tension required to stretch each band to add another micro layer of thickness to the growing sphere increased.

I had a vision and that vision was to create an elastic bouncy ball and I got engrossed in the process needed to get there.

I knew almost intrinsically that I needed to first loop together enough elastic bands before I could start wrapping them into a ball. I also knew it was going to take time.

Although it was a vision towards an outcome of a bouncy ball made out of elastic bands there are some lesssons in that.

David Emerald says this:

“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.”

Did a couple of those elastic bands snap (back) as I stretched em? When they snapped did they sting? You bet they did…but I carried on anyway towards that bouncy ball.

“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.” (Emeralds).

Get stretching and start stringing those elastics (actions) together into something new, something awesome.

That's where you potential is.



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