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#Trust30 – prompt #4 – Post-It

June 3, 2011

Post-it Question by Jenny Blake

That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Identify one of your biggest challenges at the moment (ie I don’t feel passionate about my work) and turn it into a question (ie How can I do work I’m passionate about?) Write it on a post-it and put it up on your bathroom mirror or the back of your front door. After 48-hours, journal what answers came up for you and be sure to evaluate them.

Bonus: tweet or blog a photo of your post-it.

(Author: Jenny Blake)

All my various concerns and worries about my career and the future, yadda, yadda, can be boiled down to one pivotal, major fear that I have carried with me through childhood, but only recently articulated:


So… umm, how to turn that into a question? How do I make myself heard?  I have so much to share, but how do I get find people to listen? ‘Course, soon as I type those words I instantly feel selfish and egotistical, because why should anyone listen to me? Why should I feel like what I have to say is of interest to anyone else? And yet I write. I do have stories to tell, and I do fear that I won’t be able to share them to the extent that I hope to share.

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