Paul Carney

Working hard to make things simple

Monthly Archives: September 2011

What if You Could Only Move Forward?

If you could only move forward, where would you end up? The endpoints are limitless – bound only by your velocity and direction.

But what if you found yourself going in circles? Do you think you can really accomplish something? The answer is, “Yes”.

Think about a hockey game. Between the periods, you get to watch an amazing machine, usually a Zamboni, come out and turn the rough surface into a gleaming sheet of almost perfectly-smooth ice. Did you ever notice that the machine never backs up? The experienced driver knows how to clear the entire surface by simply moving forward in concentric loops around the oval rink.

Think about that the next time you find yourself moving in a direction, but not feeling like you are getting anywhere. Or perhaps your movement brings you back to a spot where you have been before. As long as you don’t trace the exact route you took the first time, there is a way to move forward, going in circles, but still end up going somewhere. As long as your circles continue to expand outward, the universe is your only bounds!

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