Monday, August 17, 2009


I've been reading the book, "Tribes" by Seth Godin, and I starting thinking about what how he describes "the factory." If you've seen "The Incredibles," then you've seen the perfect example of what Seth is talking about. Early in the movie, you see Bob Parr working at his desk when the boss calls him in. Bob goes into the bosses office where the boss starts rambling about cogs in a clock. All that the boss cares about is maintaining the status quo, and maintaining the bureaucracy. While in the office Bob see's someone getting robbed. He wants to go help, but is held back. Why? At first you may think that it's the boss that's stopping him. The real reason is fear. Bob is afraid of lossing his job (even though he hates it.) He's afraid of being seen. He's afraid, but the only thing that leads to is anger and more trouble.

I've been reading other books that talk about how fear holds us back. As I've been doing this, I've been motivated. That motivation has been drowning fear. Fear of change. Fear of taking a risk. It's all beening pushed out by motivation. It's an amazing thing, this motivation. It makes me feel better, and gain more self worth. Hopefully it's also leading to a lot of growth.

Fear paralyzes
Hope enables