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“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?”― Shannon L. Alder


When things feel hard or like they aren't working, it pays to get curious. Such a simple concept, but one I often find very easy to forget. If I stop to examine my hard-wired routines or perceptions I usually find that the ones serving me the least are based on assumptions.


*Ahem.*


Just suppose you were gifted a circular train table four-ish years ago. Now, let's say you and your son have played with it at least fifty times since you first got it. Imagine that you sit down for the first time after getting it all set up and give up playing after about ten minutes because you cannot build a track more than five pieces long before it runs off the edge of the table. Frustratingly, your visions of a winding track meandering through the countryside have been dashed. You sigh, shrug your shoulders, and go on your merry way, all the while wondering why they would sell such a poorly designed toy.


THIS HAPPENS FORTY-EIGHT MORE TIMES.


Okay. So, the fiftieth time, you sit down to play just like before, but for whatever reason it's different. You pick up a piece of track and turn it over in your hands. Something clicks.


You actually scream, "Are you kidding me!?!"


The tracks are REVERSIBLE.


Whelp, you know what they say about assuming things...


All that to say:


Sometimes it takes four years to break through to a better way or a new understanding and sometimes it takes fifty.


Even if you have done something the same way your entire life, it's not too late.



Thank you for joining me. I am so glad you’re here!

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