Turning The Corner: AKA...to move on.
Sometimes it's hard.
Should we go for it?
We are stuck because we wrestle with potential regret if it doesn't work out.
Would you like a silver lining up front?
If you've done your due diligence, it's possible there is more value in what's next, than what was. The problem is, we like comfortable and known. We want guarantees. Guarantees are test scores of something we've already experienced. Possibilities are taking a test that we've prepared for, but aren't yet totally sure how we'll do on it.
Turning the corner is taking a test without knowing the score you'll get until you do.
Let's say you go for it. You make the move. You forge ahead.
From time to time things will come into view that tempt you to re-trace your steps so that you can go back again. But if you do...every step you'll take to go back to it will walk you past your progress. You'll be moving backwards.
Are you really willing to look the reminder of how far you've come in the face...ignore it's value...only to make a run for static, known, and comfortable?
Temptations only remind you of the best of your past, not the reality of missing out on the possibilities of your future if you cave in to them.
The next time you are wrestling with the two steps forward, three steps back disaster tango...re-read this before you start the dance.
Sensualities numb you to reality and create the cravings that take you down.
Sensitivities allow you to stay on track and pursue your calling.
Make a choice based on being sensitive to your calling, not giving in to the sensuality of a craving.
The lust for a temporary fix (craving) makes you overlook the soon to be reality that you'll be walking with a limp as you lean on that crutch for your permanent existence.
And there's a phrase for that.
Crash and burn.
It's not sustainable.
The only way to turn the corner successfully?
Lean into it.
Submit to it.
Commit to it.
You'll come out aimed at the future you want, with the momentum you need.
I love the show "White Collar".
In season 6, episode 5, about 14 minutes into it one of the main characters (Mazi) spoke a line that stuck with me...
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see."
Stop doubling back and turn the corner.
In a world full of talent, be the genius.