The great thing about Monday morning is that we get to begin our week any way we choose.
We can choose our attitudes, we can choose our priorities, we can choose what will get our attention and what we will avoid.
Problems, more often than not, fall into the category of what we choose to avoid.
I‘d like to suggest that for this Monday morning, we each select a problem we will address.
Very few of us love problems or look forward to confronting them. Problems, though, exist no matter what we might feel about them.
The opportunity we have here on Monday morning is to begin the week differently.
What is one difficult issue, recurring problem, or awkward relationship that you have been avoiding?
Have been avoiding up until now, that is.
While addressing a problem may be an unpleasant, awkward, and difficult experience, at least you got it over with. You are now on the road to building a different way forward.
As long as the problem is avoided, though, it is still hanging over your head, lurking in the shadows, laying like an unexploded land mine upon which you or someone else will eventually step.
It’s your choice, of course. Would you rather do the difficult work of diffusing the bomb or the difficult work of recovering from its explosion?
This Monday, let’s try diffusing one difficult issue so we can spend the rest of the week building a constructive way forward.
What issue will you choose?
On your side,
- Karl Edwards
Loving Monday is a weekly column designed to encourage us to step into our weeks with an intention to show up authentically, engage fully, and choose to make it a good week for ourselves. Explore past columns here.