Conceiving the inconceivable

In 10 minutes, I’ll be driving my wife to deliver our twins.  I don’t have any kids yet.  I can’t imagine what it will be like … other than sleepless for a couple of months.  I don’t know what the experience of deliver will be like.  I don’t know what it will be like to hold them for the first time.  I don’t know the sense of responsibility I will feel when I meet my children.

Jen and I launched this baby business around 12 months ago.  We decided to see a doctor to make this happen.  We sought the specialist we wanted.  We made  a commitment (Read “Paid money”).  Jen started treating her abdomen like a pin cushion.  Injection after of injecti0n to cultivate the right environment for making babies.  We still could have backed out though.

Then the doctor made an introduction … my swimmers, meet Jen’s eggs.  Jen’s eggs, meet my swimmers (We hoped).  This was the real commitment.  This is where the magic happens.  A few weeks later.  We saw images of our twins.

We could have talked about getting pregnant.  Or we could have taken specific steps to make it happen.  We didn’t have a guarantee of success.  We were told we were looking at about a 30% success rate.  We decided the risk was worth the inconceivable reward.

Imaging the future can be exhilarating.  Sometimes there’s not much point to it.  When you can’t conceive of what you’re conceiving, stop thinking and talking about it and start doing something to make it happen.  Otherwise, it’s just entertainment. 

Yes, you might fail.  The business might fizzle when you launch.  The marriage might be a mother******.  The new job you take might have you swimming above your head. 

You can’t conceive of what will happen until you make something happen.   Stop asking yourself, ‘how do I do that?’ with the assumption that you can’t.   Assume that each thing you do will make what needs to be done clearer. Do something.  Make something happen.  You might just change the world.  At the least, you’ll change your life.  What’s that worth?

It’s time to go deliver some babies.  I wonder if I’ll be able to conceive what we conceived after I meet them.  If not, I’ll just do something.  It will become clearer. 

My ten minutes are up.


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