Wouldn’t that make a great title for a book? So many times our inclination is to push back. To use our brute strength or mental strength and just push. But can we really move a brick wall by pushing? I’m sure an engineer can figure out that if you push or hit a brick wall in such and such a location, you can move it. And certainly if you had the right tools or equipment, anything is possible. But left to our own devices, probably not.
So what can we do? Maybe we need to rethink the need to move the brick wall. Maybe we need to go with the flow more, and use the energy of the brick wall to help us move. And now I’m talking more mentally than physically. When was the last time you hit a brick wall? Isn’t the first inclination to keep pushing? In these times, with this economy, and with the speed of change in the world, we need to learn to read the signs and adapt. Sometimes it literally takes running over and over into the brick wall to realize that.
Think about what brick walls you have in your work, in your life. What do you do to get through them? I’d love to hear. How many times does it take until you realize that? In some things we can move very quickly, in others it takes a long time.
In my humble opinion, look at all the areas of your life and see where your brick walls are. Go with it, go around it, go over it,w but find a way that you’re not just running into the all and not getting anywhere, except hurt and frustrated. May the force be with you to realize this and make the changes you need. Time to put your energy in the right places. Good luck!