Sometimes I over think things. Sometimes I miss the resources, the help that is available to me right here and go searching for answers when all I need to do is come to a stop and have a look around.
Help is everywhere.
I am reminded of this by the industrious opportunism of our resident hummingbird. She could have made her nest in any number of bushes, trees or covered spots on our patio. Instead, she made it not just near the feeder but on top of it! Bit by tiny bit, over the last week, she has constructed it from feathers and fur, spider webs and dog hair, all found in our yard.
It’s so easy to think that “this” isn’t enough. How can it be when it’s right here? “That’s too easy,” I say, “there must be something else, something more.” And the expense of doubt, time and energy begins.
Hummingbirds don’t have this problem. They work with what is and make the most of it. That’s all they know.
What if I could say of myself, “David doesn’t have this problem. He works with what is and makes the most of it. That’s all he knows”?
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.