July 17, 2011

Not long ago, a friend was listening to me vent on an issue that was bothering me about my website. We were in launch mode and there was an issue that took a few days to work through. As I mentioned this frustration, he thought it was interesting to hear me obviously irritated by a technology issue when working with technology and consulting clients on digital strategy is my core business.

Just in case you weren’t sure, even us ‘online guys’ run into struggles from time to time. We sometimes run ourselves in circles, and I’ve certainly been known to chase my tail on more than one occasion.


Today, I’m grateful for the clarity to know when something’s not working and recognizing what I need to do to make it right. It’s not always the first thing that comes to mind, however. Sometimes I have to work through a period of frustration before I remember how easy it is to pause, get centered, listen for guidance and move forward accordingly.

Slipping is easy. Reverting to old behavior feels comfortable, as much as it brings us things we do not want. At the same time, it gives us a perspective on what we don’t want to experience or invite into our lives.

For me, listening to certain music will trigger a more balanced state. Reading books can do the same. When I have any doubts about myself of my path in life, all I have to do is remember this and I can be back on track quickly.

I appreciate this opportunity to share this thought today. It’s a good reminder that not every day unfolds like we sometimes imagine, but we can always regroup and approach things differently.

What do you think?

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