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Apr 24, 2019 15:33:17

Butterflies

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 229🔥 | 229💌

Keni

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These beautiful creatures are effective decision making tools.

How?

By checking if one should do a task/goal/adventure based on butterflies. In the stomach. 

I heard a remarkable toastmasters speech last week. The speaker spoke about an experience she felt afraid to do and asked, "If you don't get butterflies in the stomach, is it worth it?"

I loved it instantly. Beautiful way to assess a situation and turn fear into excitement. 

What have I done this year where I felt like I had butterflies?
As intense as 2019 has been so far, there are only two things remotely exciting that I had done this year.

That is LOW.

I would like to experience butterflies at the rate of one per week. For a grand total of 40 butterflies for the rest of 2019. 

So going forward, I will deliberately look for things that will involve me experiencing butterflies.

Before I decide to do something - I will have a quick butterfly check.

If the task involves butterflies, it will get more weight - until I complete at least one per week. 

If this experiment leads to interesting experiences, I will share the details here.

So when was the last time you felt butterflies?

From Keni's collection:

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    @keni I love the idea! And ah that means I need to reassess a lot of my decisions. Last time I felt butterflies was yesterday at a swimming pool when I challenged a woman I'd just met to a race. She came very close to beating me, hence the flutters XD

    Zainab Mirza avatar Zainab Mirza | Jun 15, 2019 00:47:48
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    @keni Last time I felt butterflies? Today. I met somebody so highly accomplished and hard working and excited about their project I actually felt inadequate when she asked about my background. But I survived!

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 12, 2019 00:36:20
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      @gabrielgreco - :) Could we get the details of this experience in a post? You have a way with describing emotions so I am sure this post will be fascinating to read.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 11, 2019 18:40:41
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      @keni I don't know...not too excited to write about it. No butterflies to do it, haha. To be clear, it was more of a negative feeling, almost like a job interview.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 12, 2019 09:41:25
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    @keni

    When was your last time??

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Apr 26, 2019 14:26:39
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      @abrahamKim - Yesterday Sir Abe. Just yesterday.
      Can we have a post about your last butterfly experience?

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 26, 2019 12:28:00
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    @keni I think the last time was last night, but turns out it was just gas. ;) I like the butterfly check as a way to assess whether you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and pursuing things that you are passionate about. I am curious to hear the outcome of your experiment.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 24, 2019 12:41:44
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      @brandonwilson - Well I have one down for this week. Details in DM.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 26, 2019 12:28:26
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