Posts Tagged ‘disrupt’

Test the Water

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

When we don’t test the water we don’t know where we stand.

I was taught not to disrupt the flow and keep up the status quo.

That was poor advice but it was what I learned to do.

If we don’t test the water we don’t know just how much we can grow.

In all relationships we have a choice.

We can stay with what we know and basically tread water indefinitely.

Or we can present a challenge to self and partner. Raise the bar so to speak.

Ask for what you need and want. You are not asking for too much when you do this.
It is never too much to ask for what you want and to have your needs met–it is a sign of strength.

A true partnership is much stronger than we think. A partnership that goes untested is more fragile than one that has faced multiple challenges.

A true valued partner provides opportunity for candid and quality conversations. They will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. If you never get to the place where the water is tested chances are you will not meet growth
head on. And if you choose not to grow your going in the opposite direction.

No Contact


Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

It’s entirely possible to jinx yourself when anticipating or having a strong feeling that something good is about to happen if you tell someone about it. I don’t think fate is necessarily tempted in these situations but rather the creative process is disrupted.

There have been more than a few times when a friend or co-worker would tell me with certainty that they aced an interview and would get the job only to be greatly disappointed when it didn’t happen.

Is it better not to tempt fate and keep quiet?