Monday, November 9, 2009

The Berlin Wall and Your Own Barriers

Today is the anniversary of the fall of The Berlin Wall in 1989. Do you remember scenes of people joyously climbing on the wall, or banging away with sledge hammers and using mallets and spikes to tear chunks out of it?

Some issues in life are like the Berlin Wall. They've been in place seemingly FOREVER and don't seem to be something that can be overcome. But, they can be torn down! You simply (and, yes, it's easier to say this than do it) have to chip away at them until you can tear the whole thing down.

And here's an odd bit of history...President Ronald "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Reagan, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and West German President Helmut Koll helped the fall of the wall by....doing nothing. Diplomacy had laid the foundation of the historic event and when it started the leaders simply let...it...happen.

What areas, problems, challenges, or habits do you need to tear down?

In fact, what one issue in your life—if you could tear it down—would have an overwhelmingly positive effect on your life? What could you just...let...happen...and know that the effect would be positive?

We all have challenges that need addressing; and some challenges are more challenging than others. But we ALL have them.

What specific, tangible step can you take this week that will get you closer to resolving your issue, overcoming your challenge, or changing your habit?

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