Forward, Always Forward

Decide and move on.

You can go back and fix it if you need to.

And if you can’t go back, you’ll learn from it and do it better next time.

The key is to keep moving forward.

Stop for too long and you risk the toxicity of perfection. We have to pick the “perfect plan” or make the “perfect choice.”

There’s no such thing. That that’s just an invention to justify staying stuck.

Forward. Always forward.


 

Your Blank Canvas

IMG_4307You can write any story you want to today. You can write it on this sprawling empty canvas and watch as it fills with the wind that carries you into your new reality.

As long as you continue the narrative the sail remains full, stretching outward and upward against a perfect sky, your boat true to that heading.

Whatever story you write, the sail will fill and pull the boat of your experience in the direction you choose.

You can write any story you want to today.

What will you write?


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. Connect with him on Twitter at @berrydavid.

You Get to Choose

Maybe you’re reading this on Saturday morning.

And maybe you’re still feeling the week you just had.

And maybe it’s not feeling great.

And maybe you are thinking about how he and her and they and them made you feel so frustrated…anxious…overwhelmed…intimidated…undervalued…isolated…exposed…irrelevant…on the spot…taken advantage of…

And maybe you briefly (just briefly) pause and remember that “they” have absolutely zero control over how you feel.

That your mind and your heart get to decide. And what you decide is this:

To get up, to move, to breathe…exhaling the week that was and inhaling the possibility of who you are…who you can be, in the context of what’s to come.

You get to choose how you feel and what you will do about what’s going on.

You get to choose.

What a privilege. What an opportunity. What a responsibility.


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.