When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.


Once we form a concept of ourselves, the prospect of substantially changing that concept becomes ever more challenging as we grow older. 

Yet, the truth is, we are a continuous evolution of experiences, woven into a fabric of a mental continuum that only we are able to fully appreciate or embrace. 

Everyone is a work in progress. Some, more so than others.

That progress depends upon countless variables, unique to each individual. It can be measured in many ways, tracked through various devices and systems and will demonstrate over time how we are a continuous evolutionary creature, working consistently to seek our new territory with fervent explorations of all that could potentially be.

That said, the desire to let loose of what we have grown accustomed to, in favor of migrating to a new chapter, can be trepidatious, fearful and often times, painful, at best. Why then are we so determined to change?

I believe it is in our nature to seek and embrace evolution. In that opportunity, we are faced with the prospect of either stagnation or growth. Sometimes that stagnation appears far more appealing, but the opportunity to evolve into something new and dynamic becomes so tempting as to lure us out of our comfort zone and lead us into the fresh pasture of experience. 

Is it strictly a desire to improve that takes us from safety into new territory, or are there other variables at play? Do we look to fresh horizons out of boredom, or out of a deeper desire to expand that which we are, such that we are more able to feel like a growth-seeking being?

Understanding the underlying mechanisms beneath our wanderlust is of critical importance to our overall concept of how we might expect to grow in life. When we are better able to articulate that which we most desire in life, we are then more likely to architect our unique pathway to achieving our arrival at the destination we have so painstakingly forecast for our journey.

Appreciating all that we are is of the utmost importance. Recognizing that as appreciative as we might be of what we have evolved into as of the present, our greater glory will most likely reside in what we are destined to become. This recognition becomes the internal rocket fuel to empower each of us to break loose of safe territory and forge new pathways into the destiny we believe awaits us.

Only within our own internal belief system lies the power to find the courage and tenacity to appreciate this simple core fact of life. Once we have assimilated this into our personal reality, we are empowered in dynamic fashion to break loose and aim for the stars!

Happy Tuesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!