Day 51: Doves, fear and action.

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Day 51:  Doves, fear and action.

Day 51:  I am awake.  Freakishly awake.  I notice the flash of a white tail of a dove fly through the back yard as I stand at my kitchen counter drinking orange juice, the sun just rising.  We have two doves that occasionally hang out and play on our patio right off our breakfast nook.  I saw them one day a few months ago and was fairly amazed, “are those doves?”  It seemed an unlikely place to see a pair.  I Googled images to confirm they were indeed doves.  I’m not sure where they came from.  Maybe they escaped a near-by wedding, although these are grey doves with white tails, Turtle doves?  Not sure, I’m no bird expert.  I don’t care from where or why they came I just love it that they visit my back yard.  To me they represent peace and love.  This morning, seeing them again, I take it as an indicator it’s going to be an amazing day.

There’s much editing to do.  No, I didn’t reach my overly ambitious goal last week but I refuse to get down about it especially after a visit from my love doves.  I’ll just keep going and see what I can get done today.  Last night, I read a chapter in The 10X Rule book by Grant Cardone entitled “Fear Is the Great Indicator” and it took me back to day 15 of my experiment when I wrote about fear and whether it was a friend or foe.  I wrote, I decide to redefine how I use the fear that comes up.  Instead of it slowing me down every time I feel it, I say, “It’s a signal, a catalyst to take action.”


I remember having a conversation with a fabulous actress friend of mine about fear and she was telling me that she had an audition for a Shakespeare play, something she hadn’t done in years.  She said, “I’m scared shitless.  And that’s how I know it’s exactly what I need to do.”  Apparently, Grant feels the same way as Fabulous Actress friend.  He thinks it’s a key to success.  He writes, fear doesn’t just tell you what to do; it also tells you when to do it.  Ask yourself what time it is at any point in the day, and the answer is always the same:  now.  The time is always now—and when you experience fear, it’s a sign that the best time to take action is at that very moment.  I love that!  Although I’m not feeling any fear this morning, the time to think outside the box inside the box and create from what I have is now.  And if I feel any fear today, I’ll take it as an indicator to take action immediately.  Off I go to fire up the Avid.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…the time is always now.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.



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