A stepping forward into my future sort of idea.
A maybe it is whacky and it won’t work sort of idea.
This could be a game changer sort of idea.
I could shelve this or I could dive in and swim, swim,swim sort of idea.
Yes I am tangled, tightly bound up by my own thoughts and reactions.
So tightly bound it has resulted in inaction.
Inaction frustrates me and yet my thoughts seem to bind me up tighter.
Think – Bind – Think – Bind – Think
How do I escape this cycle of inaction?
Guess what, the answer was simple, painless, easy and enjoyable. Even more amazing it was not planned or orchestrated.
This is what happened…….
I had a quick, impromptu lunch with my sister. It was the two of us and conversation flowed from family matters, to her new job and then I began to divulge my idea. I don’t know that I felt ready to share it yet, I am bound up tight by this idea remember, and yet here I was laying it out on the table next to my latte and tart.
It felt incredible, the more I spoke the more that flowed forth. Out came my fears, concerns, hopes, plans. Truth and in a raw uncensored style.
There is one thing you need to know, my sister is not only my sister. She is a Human Resource guru. She eats, lives and breathes some of the world’s best practices when it comes to enriching the workplace for people. We both worked at the same company for many years and I have had the pleasure of witnessing her abilities first hand, absolute brilliance.
Quite naturally we fell into a deep Q&A session. She understands my strengths, my challenges, my personal beliefs, my almost everything. I trust her, and although awkward, I am honest in my answers.
It was happening, I felt a new ease and clarity around this moment, this idea.
Yes I was untangling my thinking. With every honest answer I loosened up, I began to unravel the binds that have held me back.
After what has been weeks of frustration the relief was bliss.
Today I continue to ponder those insights. I have more untangling to do and I am well on my way to action.
If I get stuck again?
I will call someone who cares for me, knows me, can challenge me and above all I trust. Get ready Deb.
How do you untangle your thoughts and find your way back to action?