For some reason, my business has felt very complicated lately. It makes me want to revert to old habits or throw out everything and start over or change everything I recently put in place.
All of these options have a huge potential for chaos, so in a moment of clarity I made a better choice… I went to the gym to work out.
Starting my workout, I cranked up my favorite Pandora station to my music of choice: Dubstep.
The song I was jamming to (The Drop by Bro Safari) has the sound of a gun cocking worked into the rhythm. And I love this song. But every time I heard it, I cringed a little.
I’d even thought about skipping this song in the past but dismissed the idea, thinking, “Hey, I like the song, the rhythm, the up-tempo beat. It’s fine.”
This time, though, I blocked the song. I decided that in the chaotic mindset I’ve been in, “fine” just isn’t good enough anymore.
Two songs later, up pops The Groove by Oiki and… the same sound of a gun cocking. I imagined an angel on my shoulder giggling behind her hand saying, “Let’s see if she’s serious about this alignment business.”
Next song? Another one I love but I never clued in to the lyrics. It’s almost entirely comprised of the lyrics, “I want to kill everybody in the world.”
JEEZ. WAY out of alignment. (how had I never noticed?)
Did miraculous total clarity ensue? No. But I did get focused on what I have authority over in my life and it definitely left me feeling more empowered and on track for that miraculous clarity.
When I have the urge to go backwards, or revamp everything, I have to remember to focus on the small things that are out of alignment and are contributing in small ways to the overall chaos.
This is where I have control. This is where inner and outer alignment can be fine-tuned so I can be stronger and better equipped to tackle the bigger challenges.