It's not as if Seth Godin needs my link any of his posts to become any more influential, but this one was especially moving to me today. Some quotes:
Is there anything worse we can say about you and your work? "You are unprepared."
...We are unprepared to do something for the first time, always.
We are unprepared to create a new kind of beauty, to connect with another human in a way that we’ve never connected before...
We've been so terrified into the importance of preparation, it's spilled over into that other realm, the realm of life where we have no choice but to be unprepared...
...Once we embrace this chasm, then for the things for which we can never be prepared, we are of course, always prepared.
Falling in love and getting married comes to mind, of course. Having kids. Buying a house. What else?
Pondering these things,