60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Take That First Step – The One Close In
by Diane Wyzga | January 14, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Torino, Italy!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday.
I spend 2 hours every Thursday afternoon with my wonderfully supportive, encouraging, questioning, criticizing, hot seating, creative MasterMind Group. Before we get together we exchange our 4Rs from the prior week detailing our Results, Reaches, Resistances and Resources.
Ah, Resistance! Tricky is thy name. It’s the step you don’t want to take because you’re afraid, bored, uncertain, anxious, tired, or just plain disgusted with it all. As the poet David Whyte reminds us, we must start close in taking the first step – the one we don’t want to take. Click here to listen to Whyte recite his own poem, Start Close In.
If you’re like me you’ve probably learned that the sooner you face up to your resistance and move toward your task or project the more confident you are likely to feel and perhaps begin asking yourself, “What took me so long?”
Story Prompt: What was powerful, striking, exciting, maybe even liberating about the notion of taking that first step, the one close in? Now, where will you go? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
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