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What are the “Bests of your Worsts” and Vice Versa?

By June 5, 2016 December 1st, 2018 No Comments

WHAT ARE THE “BESTS OF YOUR WORSTS?”

WHAT ARE THE “WORSTS OF YOUR BESTS?”

From classic films like “Kramer Vs. Kramer” to “The Godfather,” Robert McKee in his brilliant book for the screenwriter, STORY, proceeds to give examples of films where the worst situations turned out to be best possible thing for the protagonist and the best turned out to be the worst.

In order to make the change you’re seeking to make in your life (your “stretch”) and to have it show up in every area of your life, takes an enormous amount of courage and trust. The bottom line is this: no matter what goals or dreams we define for ourselves, we often may not always know what is absolutely the best for us, even if we think we do. When we’re willing to do the courageous work to truly be breathing in our “stretch,” we’re taking an enormous leap of faith. An expression I love is “willing to be willing.” Lessons From The Stage is about letting go of old ideas (our old story/script) in order for a new story to emerge.

I love this stuff. Here’s an exercise I’ve found to be very helpful in helping me define my own “stretch.”

Can you define 3 areas of your life where the worst thing in your life turned out to be the best thing?

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Can you define 3 areas of your life where the best thing in your life turned out to be the worst thing?

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I’d love to hear about how your “worsts were the bests” and visa versa. Either post them here to share and inspire others or please feel free to write to me.