A reminder that every moment after focusing on the solution is taking you one step closer to solving your problem.
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 8/2/2016:
Yesterday I was working on the new MV website when a major glitch starting undoing a lot of the hours and hours of hard work that Laura and I had already put in. I couldn’t figure out what was going wrong and for a moment I found myself beyond frustrated at the notion of spending countless additional hours fixing it (which basically meant rebuilding the site from the ground up to avoid the phantom glitch.) But, if I’ve learned anything from past roadblocks like this, it’s that focusing on the problem -- how much it sucks, how inconvenient it is, how unfortunate the circumstances are -- does not CHANGE the problem, it only prolongs it.
What does change the problem, however, is getting to work on a solution.
Yes, the idea of having to basically redo hours of work was a frustrating notion, but whining about it wasn’t going to get it complete any sooner.
The side effect of my shift in attention was that I did in fact discover a way to salvage at least some of our work, and I managed not to lose my mind in the process.
So next time you hit one of those annoying roadblocks, take one deep breath to feel the disappointment and then shift your focus to the solution and remind yourself every moment thereafter is taking you one step closer to solving your problem.