Just the other day, my good friend and twitter cohort, Gwen McCauley, recounted an amusing incident involving a robin and a window.
As she explained it, the stubborn and persistent bird, obviously intent on flying into space that simply did not exist, kept flinging itself into Gwen’s picture window. Probably leaving that poor robin with, or so Gwen surmised, an undoubtedly very sore beak.
A somewhat sad, yet subtly amusing, tale,
But it was Gwen’s insightful analogy that had me ruminating, still days later.
“Imagine,” She suggested, “How we often act just like that bird, repeatedly throwing ourselves at obstacles, with no clear strategy, nor full understanding of the goal.”
Pretty clever that Gwen, uh?
All of which left me, as mentioned, reflecting on goals and strategies; picture windows and obstacles.
And pondering one final thought,
Those metaphorical picture windows—those almost invisible obstacles—I sometimes bump up against? What if I’m the one creating them? What if I create them in order to remember something truly important?
That what lies beyond the obstacle isn’t something I want anyway. All because what lies beyond, just like the image that insistent robin saw in Gwen’s picture window, is nothing more than an illusion.
How about you? When thinking about strategies and goals, are you bumping into any picture windows?
Ideas? Suggestions? Questions? Please leave a comment.