The other day I was digging around in my bag for a pen with no luck.
The bag was pretty full, so I would scrounge around and pull out an object.
I came up with two lipsticks, a granola bar, sunglasses, and a bad pen (we all know there are good pens and bad pens–I wasn’t settling).
The further I got in my task, the more resolute I became. I needed that pen!
And yet… I didn’t want to empty my bag.
Taking everything out felt unnecessary, even a waste of time. The more I kept digging, the more stubborn I became…
Sometimes we avoid the obvious answers.
I had a problem and a clear solution, but I was fixated on doing it my way. I’ll show you, bag!
But I was only wasting my own time.
The bag is a simple example, but you (and I) probably do this in other, more important areas as well.
When we remove our own stubbornness, it’s a lot easier to find what we need.
To being better without digging in your heels (or your bag),
P.S. At least there was no trail mix this time.