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Recently, I watched a film about our planet's two polar regions with some amazing footage. 

In one scene, two heavy male muskox went head to head, colliding over and over again at thirty miles an hour with each other in a battle of dominance that often leads to death for one and mating rights for the other. The sight and sound of the violent collisions which would total a car continue to echo in my mind.

In life, there are bad collisions - planes, trains, and automobiles - and good ones, such as at the intersection of your life and a good message.

As mentioned in my last post, the researcher, author, and speaker BrenĂ© Brown gave a talk to a conference of creatives entitled Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count over three years ago. I've watched it at least a half dozen times. My most recent viewing proceeded my resignation from a great (safe) job in order to be a (much riskier) full-time artist, and involved just such an internal collision. It's clear to me now that …

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