…remember to show up.

winning. succeeding. conquering. accomplishing. failing. flopping. imploding. combusting. these are the things that hound your mind when you're striving to create.
August 24, 2011

…remember to show up.

winning. succeeding. conquering.  accomplishing…

failing. flopping. imploding. combusting….

these are the things that hound your mind when you’re striving to create.


but no matter the outcome

regardless of what happens

and everything you can’t ever know,

you have to show up.


because to truly create

is not to create at all.


it is to flow from some place within you — or maybe even further than that.

untouchable, unseen, unheard,

an originating source that channels itself through you and what you do.

it’s not creating at all.


you do it because you have to, you need to

its not about the outcome, it never was.

it’s about showing up.


and, regardless of all the things that you can’t ever really know

about tomorrow, or how, or why,

all you really need to do

is remember to show up.


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About the Author

Dave Ursillo is a professional life and career coach, multi-published author, writing teacher, and future mental health counselor. He has coached over 300 professional helpers since 2012, spoken and taught workshops on 4 continents, and turned more than two dozen writers into first-time authors. His words and work have been featured on Creative Live, Psychology Today, Forbes, INC, The Hindustan Times, and beyond.


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