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We’ve already looked at structures and the positive snowball effect they can create in your music career.
But what do we do with structures that don’t work?
Should we sit around and cry about them? Go to a therapy session for failed entrepreneurs? Give up on all our hopes and dreams?
Something I learned from author Dr. Robert Anthony is this:
We’re always doing the best we can based on our present level of awareness.
I love that statement, because it tends to bypass our instinct to judge everything as right or wrong.
You are doing the best you can right now based on what you know, your skill level and experience, and the resources available to you. Can you accept that?
When a structure doesn’t work, it’s not a matter of morality, but a matter of integrity.
Look at the second definition of integrity. It should say something along the lines of:
The state of being whole and undivided.
What we’re talking about here is wholeness!
When a structure doesn’t work, it’s missing something. It’s not whole.
Sometimes, putting the right pieces in place will make the structure workable. At other times, it will be necessary to give up the structure and create a new one. Either way, though, we don’t want to get wrapped up in morality. A structure that doesn’t work isn’t bad or wrong, it’s just a structure that doesn’t work!A structure that doesn’t work isn’t bad or wrong, it’s just a structure that doesn’t work! Click To Tweet
After years of putting my to-do list on a yellow legal pad, recently, I started creating my to-do list in Evernote again. I had no plans of moving over to Evernote, I didn’t think a digital system would even work for me, but that’s what has integrity in my life right now. I still need to prioritize, organize, and manage my digital to-do list, but everything is searchable, and nothing gets lost. That’s huge when you have as much to do as I do!
Structures are there to be optimized, to be changed, to be replaced. They’re there to serve you, not the other way around. So, don’t make it a matter of morality. Make it a matter of integrity.