It took an actual horse to teach me some horse sense.
This poor critter is held down by a plastic deck chair. He has no idea how easily he could yank it into the air and take it for a ride. As the meme says, sometimes the thing that is holding you back is all in your head.
It’s been weeks since I last reached out to you because I’ve been over-thinking it way too much. In my head, I need 5 hours to write, edit, and complete a post. It’s as though it’s not good enough unless I’ve pulled an all-nighter to pull it off. Ugh.
Do you have the same problem I have? Do you put too much pressure on yourself? Remember what G.K. Chesterton said:
“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.”
I remember a stump in my back yard. It was shaved off down to the lawn, but it was two-feet wide and hard as a rock. When we played in the backyard, we had to avoid falling on it for fear of cracking our skulls open. Then one day, I hit it with a pick axe…and it budged. I hit it again and it moved. Then I realized it was only hard on the outside. The underbelly of the thing had long-since decomposed to saw dust. When I finally had the nerve to deal with it, it peeled away like a piece of old carpet.
I’m not a natural-born writer. Nor am I consistent at much of anything. So a week without hitting “Publish” quickly becomes a month. Then I get intimidated at the prospect of writing at all. Do you feel me?
So here I am, writing you to say “hi” and to reconnect as a coaching voice in your life. The truth is, I haven’t written this summer because I’ve been living large, traveling, and staying present to my day job and to my loved ones. I need not feel ashamed because this has been an awesome summer with many wins in it. The fall is promising too. I hope the same is true for you.
In the upcoming weeks, I’m going to experiment with simpler, shorter posts more consistently. I hope that will make it easier for you to get a lift from what I publish.
I am here to help you recharge your batteries, to think about life, to learn about leadership, and get your business done. If you are a servant-leader, I’m especially here for you because I serve the people who serve the people.
So leave a reply below and tell me about your hopes for the upcoming school year:
- What’s on your Wish list for this fall?
- What would be the awesome Outcome of achieving said wishes?
- What Obstacles are holding you back?
- What are your Plans to overcome those obstacles?
That’s it. No more over-thinking things. Let’s take that chair for a ride around the yard and toss that dead tree trunk into the compost pile.