I am in a Creating Leadership class at work. One of our assignments was to read The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. Many people in class were put off by the authors' style and the fact that most of the stories and examples were from their own lives. I loved the ideas presented by the book and feel like I could read it again to better absorb and apply them. In a nutshell, the book is presenting an alternative way to look at the world, to see possibilities instead of limitations.
This quote was in the book and it is actually a quote from another book. But I really like it and it encompasses one of the reasons I ventured out into the blog world. So I wanted to share it with you, faithful readers:
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
–Martha Graham, quotes by Agnes DeMille, Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham