Friday, March 26, 2010

Metaphorically Speaking

Do you ever feel completely lost after putting years of effort into a project?  Especially if that project doesn't turn out the way you expected it should?  Some feel the impact of perceived failure (real or imagined) more than others.  When your focus has been specific for so long, it's hard to clarify anything in the periphery.  You have been so consumed by a project you forget about what else is out there.  And if you don't receive the validation you expect for your efforts you may assume you have or are nothing worth validating. 

What are you to do in circumstances like this?  Do you expect your reward in one, specific format?  Is it possible you're getting validated in all sorts of other ways and just don't notice because of that expectation? 

What might you do when all you hope for is this?

Step back.

Close your eyes.

And open them again...

Don't ignore an entire universe of stars for a single moon.

1 comment:

Kit said...

Great Point. It is really easy to get lost. Also easy to lose focus and fall into Despair. When this happens I drink - heavily. And throw in a percocet or two. I wake a few days later feeling rejuvenated.

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