The Light at the End of the Funnel
Have you ever felt like being a football?
Well, as weird as it might seem, I’m feeling like one these days.
I feel as if I am a football and 22 players (11 from each side), are all running after me, trying to take hold of me, kicking me in all directions in their unrelenting effort to throw me into the goal area of the opposite team.
That is how life becomes sometimes, and with all your planning and all your efforts to live a controlled and planned life, you simply are unable to do just that.
I used the word “events”—like your father being extremely sick all of a sudden, your child having trouble with his health, your wife expecting another baby soon and needing your attention, your business going down the drain due to no fault of your own, and stuff like that—stuff that is simply none of your doing and totally beyond your direct control.
How do you deal with that? How do you stop being a football? How do you request the 22 players to stop kicking your ass around? How do you manage to bring sanity back into your life?
The answer is the funnel.
If you take a funnel and look through it, closing the other eye, what do you see? You see only a tiny portion of what is in front of you. You see reality, but you see it in parts, patches and segments. And that is what makes you feel like you can handle the stuff.
You only focus on what is in front of you, and needs your immediate attention, and you give it to that, without worrying about what is going to happen next. You filter everything out and zero in on the task at hand, knowing that soon things will be back to normal, and they usually are after some time passes.
What you should avoid, is letting the things get to you, making you mentally confused and anxious. Keep your feet on the ground and whenever the events in your life get out of control, just see the light at the end of the funnel.