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April 10, 2015

Mind the Gap

Hal photo outside Feb2012“Acceptance is not submission. It is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation, and then deciding what you’re going to do with it. ” (Kathleen Casey Theisen)

There is the way things are, and there is the way things ought to be. We understand this when we look at the state of our world, the state of our workplace, the state of our homes, the state of our own hearts. Things are not always the way we wish they were.

So, what are we to do about this?

You could refuse to acknowledge the truth. Just pretend things are better than they are. Put on your rose-colored glasses, and lie to yourself and everyone around you. That’s one option.

You could acknowledge a part of the truth. Focus exclusively on how bad things are until you throw your hands in the air and give up. That’s an option, too.

But neither of those will get you what you want. The only way forward is to recognize where you are, acknowledge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Only then can you begin to strategize ways to make things better. Mind the gap, and then you can close it.


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