Going Pro: Embracing Change


End of the month got the better of me, so this reflection is on the shorter side and lacks a worksheet, but here it is, all the same.

Pressfield writes, “The professional does not permit himself to become hidebound within one incarnation, however comfortable or successful. Like a transmigrating soul, he shucks his outworn body and dons a new one. He continues his journey” (95).

Change is inevitable. To everything there is a season. Night always follows day always follows night. Even something as constant as the sun at the center of our solar system has a lifespan.

The beautiful thing about creative pursuits is that there is always something new inside of you. In Parks and Rec, after Leslie Knope’s success with the Pawnee Harvest Festival, she feared she had run out of good ideas. All she really needed was a good friend to force her to and rest her mind and body for a few hours straight.

In their cocoons and chrysalises, moths and butterflies need time to transform.

You might be actively in a state of being that’s working for you and helping you make progress, or in a period of transformation reaching for the next step, or tentatively testing out a new form of yourself to see how it fits. Today’s stage isn’t forever. There’s always something to explore on the other side.

March brings us into Book 3: Beyond Resistance. I’m finding that no one is actively reading along with me, so I’m going to forgo making a formal reading calendar, even as I continue to share my reflections. You can read along at your own pace whenever you discover these posts on the internet, and I want to conserve my energy rather than make graphics that create meaningless deadlines.