Friday, April 1, 2011

Time to ditch the albatross?

References to the 'albatross' are "sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse". You might remember The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Colerige. In that one, the albatross was definitely a curse. This is an albatross:
He might weigh up to 25 pounds, and his wingspan might be as much as 9 feet plus. Not something you want around your neck, for many reasons.

If you are attached to an albatross, something you just can't seem to get off your shoulders, your mind, your to-do list, now is exactly the right time to ditch it. Deal with it. Do it. Delete it. Ready or not. (especially that)

Once you lose the albatross, something really special might just show up. Good news. You'll have the time and energy first to recognize it, and second, to act on it.

Life is short. Struggle is optional. Ditch the big bird. Be available for new possibilities.