Your Next Life

Stretched Out and Sped Up

“But What If I’m Not Good Enough?”

  1. Failure teaches. Within my work in the aerial arts, the scariest kind of performer is the one who has never had anything go wrong, because they don’t know how they will react when something does. Every time we fail, we have learned something; we can use that information for the second principle:
  2. Iteration is Sexy. Change is going to happen, one way or another. Time takes its toll, etc. What we do is harness the power of change to try and influence it towards being ever-so-slightly better. Sometimes it works, and we say “Success!” And sometimes it doesn’t, and we go back to the first principle.
  3. Enough is better than more. This is a big one. Brené Brown has talked about this extensively: “We don’t need to hustle for our worthiness.” Learning to accept that we are ok even with what we perceive as limitations is essential to a sustained life; the word for unrestrained growth, after all, is cancer.



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Gray Miller

Gray Miller

Gray is a former Marine dancer grandpa visualist who writes to help adults figure out what they want to be when they grow up.