I am reading Stacey Abrams book, Lead from the Outside, and this line has been playing over and over in my mind since I read it.
“Don’t stop yourself with logic of possibility. Logic is a seductive excuse for setting low expectations. Its cool rational precision urges you to believe that it make sense to limit yourself. And when your goal means you’ll be the first, or one of the few, as I desired, logic tells you that if it were possible, someone else would have done it by now.”
... a seductive excuse
... cool rational precision
... makes sense to limit yourself
... if it were possible
Logic man.. What a buzz kill.
The things that make life bold and worth it and exciting are not often backed by logic.
What is ONE thing you would do if logic didn’t get in the way?
If logic didn't take over you mind and tell you why it doesn't make sense, and why you shouldn't and question if you could even do it, what would you do?
Maybe it's a big audacious goal like leaving your job and doing your own thing or maybe it's applying for a job that "you just may not be totally qualified for" or maybe its making a life choice that is different than anything you have done before.
Don't let your logic talk yourself out of what you want for your life. If the idea is in your heart, you have all you need to figure out how to make it happen.
We know the how. It just sometimes scares us. This is what I work with clients on everyday.
Don't let your idea, your heart, your passion be snuffed out from logic.
As one of my clients said when I sent to him, "The World is often ruined by logic."
We have enough things trying to ruin the world these days, don't let logic ruin yours.