You know that proverbial line in the sand? The one where we decide where enough is enough? Or where we decide to change something…finally?
I’ve had to draw this line a number of times recently. You need to understand that I drew it on purpose in order to make some choices and move myself forward. These lines were made consciously and in advance of their actual need. I was prepared for the eventualities that were coming my way.
What did I learn? Sand is a lot more fluid than it looks. And that is a good thing. Imagine if we drew all our ‘lines’ in something less able to change…like concrete? The great thing about making choices is you can learn and change.
Be flexible. Be able to move that line when you need to; either from new information or new-found strength and wisdom.
I drew my lines in the sand so that I could have a place in my mind where I knew it would be time to let go of something I was pursuing. I created a self-imposed limit so I wouldn’t waste my time and energy. I do this often in fact, but on occasion some new piece of information can make me move that line back a bit. Sometimes I just have to adjust because my line was more of a guess than based on good hard facts. That’s okay. Sometimes that’s all we have to work with and it is still better to shoot for something and have to adjust than sit still and do nothing.
So know your limits, understand your choices, be aware of where you have drawn that proverbial line in the sand; but also be aware that you can move your line if you need to. Just brush away the old one and draw a new line. Life isn’t static or fixed, it is constantly changing and checking in with goals and plans is a smart move.