Thursday, October 29, 2009

Call Waiting

You know there is something you are supposed to be doing in life but you just can't put your finger on it. You lie awake in bed at night trying to figure it out; you drive down the road locked into the process of trying to pull the thing out of your subconcious; you have a feeling in the shower that, whatever it is, it's close, but you just can't grasp it.

The thing could be a decision about where to go in your career, relationships, health or fitness, or spiritual life. It's so close you can taste it, but it's just out of reach.

Sometimes we try to "rush to decision," or hurry the process along.

Now, you've got to get this next point: You can't hurry along the right decision. The cliche', "things happen in their own time," is un;fortunately true. Try to hurry a boiling egg or a blooming rose along. Can't do it.

Today's decision-making process says that we should go ahead and make some sort of decision and then adjust on the fly. That works for business decisions but not for emotional decisions.

Gregg Levoy, author of Callings, writes that the important directions in life are callings and can't be rushed, and you can't use business-decisionmaking tools, logic, to hurry them along.

Callings happen in their own time.

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