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This last week, I posted some of the twists, turns, setbacks, and failure's I've had over the years of my adult career. Times when it felt like I was off course and “something” needed fixing. In my mind, that something was often me. Many people resonated with my story. Either to the elusive search for a purpose that would make everything flow, help us find meaning, or to the times when it looked like things were completely off-track.
Over the last month, I have found myself asking this question over and over again. While it may not be an easy answer or instantly clear, this question has helped me find a way to move forward, show up or get into action. When we look at complex issues and problems in our work, our lives, or our society, it's easy to get overwhelmed and slip into hopelessness or get paralyzed. It feels too big and too hard. All we see is the pain, the obstacles, and the challenges.
There’s a great video going around right now of seven-year-old Talaya Crawford, who lost her shoe at the beginning of a race. Talaya had to go back to get her shoe and put it on, but she didn’t let that slow her down, and she ended up winning the race. Hearing her parents encouraging her from the stands and hearing the crowd’s enthusiasm is contagious.
Have you ever noticed that the decision you make from a more neutral mind, one with more perspective, is often different than a decision you make when you're reactive? Have you ever let a low mood, or self-doubt, stop you from moving forward with a new idea? Have you ever felt righteous and offended and tried to make your case to a colleague or loved one while still reeling inside?