Simple, but not easy?
Often, the solution to our problems is simple, but that does not mean it is easy.
Could I cross this river?
In the video below, I was walking across the Desert of Death in China when I reached this river. I had expected it to be a little bit wide, but that I would be able to wade it without trouble.
I was carrying a 30kg rucksack.
My first reaction when I saw it was to feel paralysed and think:
“This is impossible. There is no way I can cross this river with my heavy rucksack.”
Thankfully, I then had a second reaction:
“It’s got to be possible.”
The video shows what I did next.
I often share this story in my virtual and on-stage motivational talks, and it’s amazing how it relates to so many situations and challenges in life and work.
Simple, but not easy – how about you?
What is the great challenge you’re facing right now?
What is the solution that is simple but not easy?
Take it one crossing at a time. You will get there.
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