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Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.  ~ unattributed

untitledThe above quote is most often used to talk about relationships.

The theory being, if you fear losing a relationship that’s important to you and over compensate by holding on too tightly, you will likely bring about the very thing you fear.

I have experienced this myself a few times in my life; sometimes as the smotherer and sometimes as the smothered. Neither role is a pretty one.

Could the same principle be true of dreams? Is it possible to hold on too tightly to your own ideas of how things should be and thereby smother the very thing you desire?

Crave Cupcakes is celebrating 10 years of being in business.

They started out making cookies and struggled with achieving any success.

They decided to make cupcakes using their grandmother’s vanilla cake recipe and their business took off. They paid off their debt within a year.


What if Crave had chosen to keep making cookies?

What do you hold onto too tightly?