Today I reached for my Bic Exact Liner Wite out and realized I was all out of correction tape. I went to our supply area at work to replenish my Liner. As I reached for the Liner, my mind raced back to the day I asked for liquid White Out at my new job. I was handed the Exact Liner as a better, newer option. Liquid Wite Out was passé and dated. I recall saying how I didn’t want it as the liquid works better. I was even offered the opportunity order the Liquid.
I am a person who promotes change to others. I’m all about embracing change – So I thought, but here I was at a new job, learning new things, and having a new experience refusing to let go of old things.
For months I refused to use the Exact Liner and when the time came to use the Liquid Liner, I was frustrated at the clumps and the effort to make the necessary corrections I needed. I immediately reached for my Exact Liner. It was a lesson learned. That which I was used to was NOT better. It simply was what I was used to. I didn’t know how to use the new Wite Out. I couldn’t maneuver the way I could with the little brush in the liquid. Silly as it seems, this flash down memory lane serves as an important reminder about letting go of old things, embracing new things, and trying new things.
Sometimes, we are OUR biggest impediment to progress. We may blame others or always point to a specific situation, but the reality is we are the greatest contributor to our success and failures, and fear is a great inhibitor of success. While I am still conquering my fears, big and small, my child is picking up where I fall short. At 1, she is completely fearless, independent, and determined. I can only hope that she continues to explore, learn, and grow!
Until next time…I didn’t get paid by Bic, but if they want to put a few dollars in my account for the advertisement, I won’t decline.