Remember the last time you wanted to do something new, but you ran up against someone who threw a spanner in the works?
Maybe it was a new service, and your first client was a narky, horrid piece of work.
Maybe it was a new content project, and every time you tried to get funding you found another (almost insurmountable) challenge.
Maybe it was a new business, and on your first day someone totally unrelated to the work did something that gave you a stressful fright. Like, run into your bumper, or cut in front of you in a queue at the bank, or… Whatever.
You almost gave up.
You started to think, maybe there’s no point.
You stared in resignation at your own reflection and wondered if you should just cut your losses and do something Normie.
Each of these things is a Threshold Guardian.
They exist to test your mettle.
Circumstances will conspire against you whenever you attempt to forge a new path.
Along that path you’ll meet mentors and allies. But you’ll also meet enemies and these Threshold Guardians.
The Threshold Guardians aren’t to be feared. They are in fact most useful. They give you insights into yourself, your practise, your context.
In content projects they often surface as insufferable project managers, bosses who are impossible to please, financial folk who refuse to talk money, and subject matter experts who just won’t. let. go. and. get. in. the. damned. way.
Dealing with a Threshold Guardian doesn’t have to be stressful.
All you gotta do is take some time to See.
They’re always showing you something you’ve missed, haven’t seen, or haven’t understood.
It’s often subtle, but it’s always there.
Who was your last Threshold Guardian?
Xx Leticia “myth ain’t always fiction” Mooney
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