(photo: Looking up while running in Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 2015.)
Geese somehow know this is the most efficient way to fly. How? Instinct.
A simple, powerful question we should constantly ask ourselves:
Am I following my instincts?
The insidious midlife trap is that we default to intentions for the future, not action right here, right now.
We are taught to trust our gut, our instincts. And we usually do. But why don’t we do it all the time? I can tell you when I don’t it’s because of two things:
- The stakes are really high
- I place too much thought on what others will think
The antidote? Do the basics: Dig deep, breath deep, remind yourself of the good intentions, trust your gut and go.
PS. There’s a catch…. we must decide which is more important: the battle or the war. It matters not, to win the battle and lose the war.