Monday, 22 September 2014

There's Always Another Option, Always


Sometime ago I found myself in a fix. I needed money and I needed it badly. Now, I had a couple of people who owed me cash. My first thought was to call and say, "Hey, I've tried please give me back my money." I didn't. I didn't because I knew deep down that the only reason they hadn't returned it was because they literally didn't have it. If I had insisted, they probably would have paid back but it might have strained my relationship with them.

Having precluded my debtors as an option for the cash I needed, it was easy to think of other ways to solve my problem. 

Tunnel vision has it's advantages - laser focus etc. etc. but when you don't make an attempt to see beyond what's in front of you, what's in front of you is the only thing you will see.

A helpful way to see beyond the apparent, the immediate, is to divorce yourself from the situation; see the problem from a passerby's perspective. You will literally be shocked at the range of options available to you.

There's always another option if you think about it long enough.

©Naomi Lucas


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