The decision to take your stand on the Ground of Your Own Choosing and say with self-assurance, “I am the person to do this work,” is a courageous one, and like any act of bravery, it will naturally be accompanied by feelings of vulnerability and fear.
Stretching ourselves emotionally increases the demand on our energies, and under pressure our capacity to perform can become compromised, just as an electrical power grid is taxed during a heat wave.
Replenishment from external sources is indispensable if we are to keep moving over the rough patches of self-doubt. A safety net of
support, new learning, and time spent in quiet reflection, are integral to the Ground of Your Own Choosing, because this is how the strategic, creative, and innovative behaviors on which it depends are accessed.
If we don’t continually refill our reservoir of ideas and possibilities, the demands of daily life will suck it dry.