Prompt: What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?
Some 20 years ago now, I watched the Bill Moyers series of interviews with Joseph Campbell, author of many books, including The Power of Myth. What I learned about myself this year sprang from one of the things Campbell said all those years ago:
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” — Joseph Campbell
I envisioned a cross-country motorcycle trip but had to cross three barriers: no motorcycle experience, no motorcycle and no money to buy one. How’d I do it? Just as Campbell promised, “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
The other parts of this talk are on my Vimeo channel.