Half/Hearted

October 11th, 2020

When I tell somebody I’m going to do something, it’s always half-heartedly.

In my head, a plan has as much of a chance failing as it does succeeding. Me saying it aloud isn’t a declaration of my certainty or confidence; it’s more akin to me casting a spell, pushing forth the initial ingredients needed to start the process.

The magic is in the encouragement.

If a person says something doubtful or negative about the thing, it swings my own opinion that way, too. It’s someone taking the air out of the balloon. It doesn’t mean that I won’t do the thing, but it does mean that the thing will have more power over me, it will be more challenging, and the potential rate of failing will be higher before I even begin.

But the magic is in the encouragement.

It’s when someone decides to see the worth in a plan that it sets early roots. A faucet turns on above my glass-half-full, and the positive vibe ratio increases, giving me the energy I’ll need in reserve when the thing isn’t happening like it’s supposed to.

And the thing rarely happens like it’s supposed to.

This is just a reminder to think about how you react to the plans presented in your life. Do you generally find strategic ways to shoot them down, even when you think you’re doing it for the right reasons? Or do you staple on paper wings with your words, giving the ideas lift while they find their own strength to become reality?

Your encouragement is magic. And I think you’ll find your world enchanted by the dreams you decide to approve instead of deny.

Published by dennisvogen

I'm me, of course. Or am I?

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