Reify 8&21

Welcome to your 3-minute pause. Let's focus on your practice of pursuing awesome.

 

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Growing in Spring

Flowers bloom in Spring. 

 

But not all flowers. 

 

And not all on the same day. 
 

Flowers have ways of knowing when to bloom—
knowing when conditions are right, knowing when 
their chance to thrive is approaching.

 

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The decision to bloom

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 

 

- Anaïs Nin

 

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Regret's big imagination

 

According to a seminal study led by Neal Roese, Ph. D., our regrets are split between actions (things we did and wish we hadn't) and inactions (things we did not do but wish we had). 

 

We seem to regret actions and inactions nearly equally, but the study showed that our regrets over inaction—
our regrets of things we did not do and wish we had
are more likely to fester.

“…when you think about 
something you could've done but didn't
it's much more open to the imagination—
it's almost limitless. 

 

regrets of inaction seem to feel more potent
even over a long time."

- Dr. Neal Roese

 

"The best time to plant a tree  was 20 years ago. 
 

The second best time is now."


Chinese Proverb

 

 

What are you waiting to do? How will you know when the time is right?

 

 

 

Reify 8&21 is a digital publication 

intentionally sent on the 8th and 21st
to disrupt your status-quo 

with an encouraging reset.

Photo Credits: 

 

Bloom photo by Masaaki Komori 

Photo of Anaïs Nin from The Anais Nin Foundation

Flower by paper photo by Sixteen Miles Out

Sapling image by wonderland woo

Born a Crime book cover from Goodreads

Woman with flower by Leighann Blackwood