Today’s episode is a requested reading of a previously published post on Productive Flourishing named “Shake It, Don’t Break It.” The key idea from this post is that you can walk to edge of the known world you see, and shake things up without completely breaking up and burning down everything you know and have built before that.
[0:53] - “We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of a well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” - Mao Tse Tung.
[1:09] - Charlie uses the above quote to describe how we as individuals often don’t see the full picture - there is so much more out there that we don’t see.
[1:47] - If we limit ourselves to what we think we know or what we’ve seen, we are limiting ourselves from discovering new experiences. We sometimes have to step outside of our comfort zones to see what else there is to see.
[2:55] - This can be scary not only for us as individuals, but also for our loved ones. We need to consider them when we prepare to take our leap of faith, and how we can convince them that there’s something new worth discovering on the other side.
[3:30] - How can we shake up our world without breaking up our world? Remember that they’re not the same thing. Communicate why a particular change is needed to keep them along for the ride.
[4:10] - Charlie challenges us to think about how we can shake things up without leaving too many things behind.
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