Friday, September 20, 2013

Removing the Blocks to Progress

We've all had the experience. You go to sleep concerned about something or other. A thorny problem at work, a creative block, a difficult communication you have to make, and you wake in the morning with a way through.

Showering or shaving or frying an egg, the solution appears in a flash. The challenge is holding that inspiration as the day unfolds. Doubts creep in, phone calls and emergencies arise, and what seemed clear and defined in the waking moments can pale or even disappear rather quickly in the maelstrom of modern life.

Except this distancing from inspiration is not only from the pressing of text messages and Twitter updates. If speaks of a pathological force and counterforce habit we have. A tendency we have to take one step forward and two steps back, as the saying puts it. And this, despite Newton's premise of action/reaction, is not a true thing. We should be all action ... and continuation. Moving forward and upward constantly.

Removing the Blocks to Progress, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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