Maybe the trick that I’ve yet to learn or master is to not think in terms of duality–my old self vs. my new self–but to think of ourselves in terms of a continually evolving work of art. I’ve often wondered what it might be like to be 3 years into the carving a sculpture such as ‘David’ only to experience a mistake that is irreversible. Do you finish the piece knowing that it is not ‘perfect’ as you intended it to be or do you rededicate yourself to presenting the best piece that you were able to produce at that time, flaws and all? —John Dallman, coach and mentor
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