In Others’ Words: Avoiding the Debris of Life
Snags and debris. We’re not going to make it through life without running it to one or the other … or both.
Snags are impediments to progress … irritants, interferences, interruptions … we want to go one way and they push and prod us another, holding us back from our goals.
But debris … that’s another kind of danger that can weigh you down, pull you under, and drown you.
Snags can leave marks — a scratch here, a bruise there. Debris, however, can be lethal. Emotional debris like guilt … regret … shame … fear … they pile up on us and dishearten us.
Best to heed Anne Shannon Monroe’s words and “Pull yourself loose and go on.”
- Ask for help from someone standing on firm ground — someone who sees the truth you’ve lost sight of.
- Recognize the debris for what it is: garbage. Nothing more, nothing less.
- Regain your focus. Realize you are stuck — remember where you’re headed — and start moving again.
In Your Words: What snags have you run into recently? How do you avoid debris that stops the forward motion in your life?
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