60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: What Must We Drop to Create Next?
by Diane Wyzga | November 11, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.
My sister’s rescue dog, Macarena, enjoys – like most dogs – a game of catch. When Macarena has that big red rubber ball in her mouth she looks like she’s swallowing a ripe tomato. And, like most dogs, Macarena loves treats! I can hold one in my hand while she sits for a moment and calculates. You can almost see the wheels turning: How to grab the treat but *not* let go of the ball? Never happens. She drops the ball, grabs the treat, and I scoop up the ball to play the game all over again.
The most powerful starting point for most endeavors is to ask: What can I eliminate to clear the way forward? What might have been useful to me – maybe even brilliant – in the past could now be distracting me or, even holding me back from envisioning my next creation? I have a few of these!
Question: What ball will you drop to get your treat?
Bonus Video: Faithful Hound
A musical portrait of dogs and friendship across time. The song was written and performed by Steve Schuch, Night Heron Music (ASCAP). If interested in a concert to benefit dog rescue and animal shelters, contact Steve Schuch through his web site: www.NightHeron.com
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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