Finding a Lasting Solution

Finding a Lasting Solution

If you’re going to talk about a problem, the responsible thing to do is to bring a solution to the table.

Throughout human history, we’ve succeeded at replacing or augmenting old technologies, not by rehashing the problem, but by focusing on the solution.

Horse buggies were replaced by cars, which are more efficient at taking us from one place to another. A power grid that was predominantly reliant on coal power was augmented by nuclear, wind, hydro, and solar power solutions. These are not perfect solutions, but modern society as we know it would not exist without them.

Today, we seem to be going about it all backwards. “We need to replace plastic,” we say. But we don’t have any meaningful solutions. We say, “let’s use paper instead.” But paper is only marginally more replenishable than plastic, and we’re repeatedly hearing issues of rainforests going extinct.

We end up wasting precious energy creating new solutions when energy is apparently already a concern. New solutions often come with enormous costs that end up negating their much-touted benefits.

You can’t just stop doing something because it was deemed bad. You need a workable replacement and a strategy for implementation. Ironically, replacements always come with their own issues too. It’s never “the best.” It’s always “the best we have right now.”

What problems are you seeing? Have you identified a meaningful solution? Do you have an implementation strategy? Are you too quick to throw out the best you have right now to expend energy you don’t have creating new solutions that may have their own drawbacks?

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Getting it Dialed in

Getting it Dialed in

Life is flowing. Energy is moving. Blessings are closing in.

I’ve heard entrepreneurs talk about this phenomena before. And now I can recognize it when it shows up.

When everything feels like it’s dialed in, you’re not looking for ways to improve or optimize your routine. You’re looking for ways to stay consistent. Keep up what you’re doing because you know it’s working.

Many things in my life are getting dialed in. Some are in the process of getting dialed in (and they’re almost there – I can feel it!). And all I’m looking to do now is stay consistent.

I can’t say that I’ve never experienced flow like this before. But after years of stagnation, I honestly didn’t expect for it to show up again. I didn’t think it would change. Crazy how the human mind works. Crazy how easily we adapt to our personal hells.

I’m beyond grateful. And whatever crazy thing I’m doing that’s working, whatever is connecting with people, I want to keep doing it.

Make the Leap

Make the Leap

You want your life to change. You’re tired of the same old, same old. You don’t feel like you’re advancing in any area of life, even though you feel as though you’ve never worked harder.

You’re chasing a breakthrough. A sign – any kind of sign – that shows you you’re on the right path. Even a small return on time, effort, and energy would give you the sense that what you’re doing is worth doing. It would give you the inspiration and energy to continue, to persevere.

I have some words for anyone in this position – make the leap.

This may strike you as ambiguous, yet, without saying a word more, you probably have a sense of what I’m talking about.

That’s because what’s holding you back has been a long-time companion on your journey. It’s just that you’ve ignored it, avoided it, or have tried to bottle it up.

You’re sure to have a better sense of what that is than I. It might be a conversation you need to have. A course you’ve been wanting to take. A step you need to take in life.

Whatever it is, you’ve been avoiding it for a while. At first, you were avoiding it consciously. Then, it became unconscious.

Occasionally, it rears its ugly head just to remind you of its presence, and you feel a tightness in your heart or a pang in your stomach. Which is why you avoid it.

It’s time to make the leap.

It’s a leap of faith if there ever was one, but the moment you take it, you realize there were safety nets all around you. You just couldn’t see them from your vantage point.

The moment you make the leap, there will be a shift in energy. You will begin to see flow in your life again. Things envisioned, imagined, prayed for, hoped for, longed for, yearned for, and worked towards, will begin to show up in your world.

It’s as if a pool of blessings is finally released. A dam broken. A payment held in escrow finally released.

When you finally make the leap, whatever you’ve been avoiding doesn’t seem scary anymore. You begin to achieve a greater sense of peace and calm about your life.

And that makes it easier to navigate new challenges as they arise. Because you realize everything you’ve been working towards is on the other side of making the leap.

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