I had the joy of seeing “The Greatest Showman” Hugh Jackman (also the one and only Wolverine, if that’s more your style!) in his one man show in Philadelphia.
Apart from being totally amazing and entertaining, he shared something profound that I can’t stop thinking about.
His dream was to come to Hollywood and be in a movie musical. His dragon was the fact that he was a small boy, half a world away, in a small Australian town…how was he ever going to get to LA and be in showbusiness?
He captured the whole audience with this truth because everyone can relate to this.
Luckily, as I remind my students all the time, impossible things happen in yoga everyday and we can learn from this!
If we let the dragons scare us off, we’d never even get started.
Do you remember your outlook from January? Did you have a vision for how you hoped the year would unfold?
I’m not big on “resolutions” for the new year, but I do enjoy a “word” for the year. I choose a word that encompasses a feeling I want the year to embody as a whole or a direction I want to move toward.
A clear goal with precise action steps is great, but sometimes tunnel vision of specifics blinds out additional opportunities that can yield the same (or better) results by a different course.
In Sun Tzu’s classic text, The Art of War, he teaches that only a foolish general goes into battle without a plan, but a general who sticks to the plan while in battle is equally foolish.
In a similar sense, I’ve learned that goals and methods are continually in flux and often resources appear...