Communing With the Campbells – Sharing Anxiety & Vulnerability

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Stepping away from the well trodden path. Exploring something completely different is no easy thing. Change is difficult, personally and collectively it can induce anxiety. Sharing anxiety, sharing vulnerability doesn’t come very naturally to me. I’m not sure it comes very naturally to many men. But at the start of this journey I vowed to myself and to those people that have been following us that we’d be nothing but entirely honest. That we’d share it all. The highs and the lows. So in many ways I feel duty bound to share.

The funny thing about sharing these thoughts is that in many ways it mirrors behaviour that we’ve seen play out within community. We’ve learned that you can’t shy away from the tough stuff. You have to be open, you have to share vulnerability and you have to be honest. It’s part and parcel of the self growth that super connected communities tend to produce in individuals. It’s a thing

I’m like a broken record when I say nothing worthwhile in life ever comes easy. I say it over and over because I believe it, even when it’s quite difficult to believe.

I don’t know exactly what’s going to come of all this. I have a plan. It’s wildly ambitious (as tends to be my way) and I feel like we can pull it off, but I’m not arrogant enough to say for 100% that we will.

In the end it comes down to this. We all have one shot at life. If you believe in something enough and you find your purpose then it’s inexcusable not to follow that path. Just wish the path was a little easier to see and not so steep and slippery.

The Campbells

 

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