Why saying “This project makes me so frustrated” is irrational.
Your highest priority is to take great care of yourself so that you can persist. Change agents have to be stronger than the status quo and healthier than the rest of the world.
The COMMITMENT versus ATTACHMENT PRIME will serve you as much personally as it will in your role as someone who takes a stand for new possibilities. This PRIME revealed itself to me in the strangest place:
In the summer of 2008, my daughter Carli invited me to come along with her friends and my niece Katie on a road trip to Ohio to attend the Jerry Garcia Gathering. After 10 hours spent muscling an RV along I-70, we arrived at the gate. A woman named Anna greeted us, took our tickets, and told us where to park. She was in her fifties, with clear blue eyes; she had long, straight, red hair parted in the middle; and she wore a bright, flowing sundress. Anna looked like everything that was right about the 1960s.
I pulled the camper into a huge and nearly empty venue that had the capacity to accommodate 100,000 people. However, this festival drew only about 200 paid attendees. It felt like the musicians and vendors outnumbered the crowd. On the second morning, I decided to give the kids some space. I sat with Anna at the gate. A few dozen people trickled in over the course of an hour or so. I learned that Anna was ...