Treading Water in Your Business

I remember one summer, when I was a kid, in order to pass a level in swimming we had to tread water with our hands above the surface of the water - using only our legs to keep afloat - for 5 minutes!

It was doable, obviously.

But by the end of the 5 minutes, we were exhausted.  We clung to the edge of the pool.  Chests heaving to catch our breath.  Unable to even think of the next task.

That's the feeling of treading water.

Of moving as fast as you can to keep your head above the surface.  Just so you can stay in exactly the same place.

There's nothing more exhausting.  Physically.  Spiritually.  Mentally.  Treading water wears you down.

Of course, there's a solution.  It's called the back float.

Where you stop.  Breathe deeply.  And quite literally look up.

Because it's only in the calm, quiet spaces, after you heart has stopped hammering, after you've given up the frenetic pace, that you'll find the wisdom/clarity/intuition for your next move.

Stop treading water.

You'll travel farther floating with the current.


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