UNCLEAR THE WAY IS

When unclear the decision is,

clear your mind you must.

 

When unclear the way is,

stop to get your bearings you must.

 

When unsettled your

heart, mind, and soul are,

pay attention to your breathing you must.

 

For so often,

the decision,

the way,

the heart, mind, and soul

remain

unclear and unsettled

because we

think,

talk,

fret

too much.  

CLEARLY

The issues,

troubles,

sticking points

are seen most

clearly

right after

you’ve

done the event,

made the speech,

shipped the product.

 

Don’t beat yourself up

for missing them

beforehand,

use them to leverage

your future

preparation.  

CHANGING YOUR MIND

“I think I’ll have the chicken salad on wheat.

No, actually, I’ll have the chef salad instead.”

 

We change our minds all the time.

So why does it seem so difficult to change

our habits of mind.

 

The only difference is we have to make the change

Every. Single. Day.

until it becomes the default.  

 

(Choose the change.

Repeat.)

FAILURE PERSPECTIVE

Most failures

are from a certain perspective.

 

From the perspective

of something we learned

as kids.

 

From the perspective

of someone who thinks

they know better.

 

From the perspective

of some negative

inner voice.

 

When you take the

perspective

that failure is

just information

helping move you forward,

you’re beginning to

see

more

clearly.  

FIELD AND FOREST

While being in the weeds

and among the trees

is essential

to progress,

one must take time

to step back

and view

the field

and

the forest.

 

The larger perspective

keeps you focused on

what is

necessary

and

essential,

so you can dive back into

the tactical,

day-to-day

weed-pulling

and tree cutting.   

 

Those who integrate

weeds and trees

with

field and forest

thinking,

planning,

and

execution,

win.   

 

So where are you spending your time?

HOLDING ON OR EMBRACING?

Holding on to:

I can do this myself.

No one can do this as well as I can.

Why does everyone else seem to get the breaks?

When is it my turn?

leads only

to frustration and consternation.

 

Embracing:

Who can help me?

How can I make this better?

My time is now.

It’s my turn.  

leads to

cooperation and expectation.

 

Which are you choosing?