Acknowledge, and Move On…

Things don’t always go as planned, not exactly front page news. In fact, I think that most things don’t go as planned. All of us see how we want things to be in our mind’s eye but, when things don’t go as we want them to, we’re typically able to navigate thought them with a course correction and go on our merry way. What I find interesting for myself though is, that I tend to fixate on some of the little things. Instead of figuring out how to move forward, I’ll put a stake in the ground and stay there trying to make things exactly how I see them in my mind. I guess it’s the perception that the big things are more important, so I’m willing to actively find a way around a big issue. But with some of those little things? They gnaw at me, they cause me to fixate on them, and it’s entirely to my detriment. And, when enough of these little things build up, it becomes a mental traffic jam. I suspect that I’m not alone. Keeping the main thing the main thing is key, and everything feeds the main thing. In the famous words of Jeff Spicoli, (and I’m dating myself here) “Acknowledge, and move on.”