Most mammals react to fear with “Fight or Flight.”
Unfortunately, we humans have a third reaction: PARALYSIS.
Recently, a friend of mine, Anna Birch, offered me the following advice when my team and I were STUCK: “Move your feet, move your mind.”
Often, my instinct when I get overwhelmed is to STOP and take stock. That is when my “To Do List” hits me like a 50 foot wave crashing on my head!
My mind can quickly shift to hopelessness where hours turn into days and days into weeks.
Anna’s advice works, but it means that I often have to give up on the idea of certainty in my next step. (Perhaps “certainty” is a delusion that I too often chase?)
Taking the NEXT STEP allows me two key advantages:
- I get out of the spot where the piano is about to land on my head!
- It allows me to see the situation from a different perspective.
Putting one foot in front of the other,
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