WHAT APPEARS TO BE
An eight-year-old neighbor recently explained to my daughter, “Your yesterday is not over.” She was attempting to convey the message that she was still upset about something that happened earlier.
Are your yesterdays over?
WHAT MIGHT BE
How many people sit in meetings and refuse to act like adults because another person in the meeting “hurt” them yesterday? In other words, they choose not to move forward because if they do, it would appear they are forgiving and forgetting the crime to which they were unjustly subjected?
Talk about enduring a self-imposed sentence. Not accepting what happened yesterday is like demanding that the chair you’re sitting in become a Harley Davidson.
That’s a sure sign of insanity. Yet, how many people around you are wasting energy wishing something was different than it already is?
WHAT CAN BE
What happens when you let go of the demand that people and circumstances be different than they are right now? As one participant in our recent training said, “The moment you do this, you can go about the business of doing something about it. It all starts with where you’re putting your focus and energy.”
Let’s face it: the chances that anyone reading this blog has “time to spare” during the average day is slim. Knowing this, how much time would you save if you accepted what already is? How much more will you get done when you are no longer resisting what already is?
What will show up today when you let yesterday end?
What is the difference between what “might be” and what “can be”? You decide.