Stepping Back

Posted by Jacinta Hin on August 11, 2009

Ever found yourself enmeshed in a sticky situation and needing to do something about it? Before making any decision or taking action, it’s often best to step back and see the bigger picture.

When you’re too closely involved your feelings and emotions can dictate your behavior, making it even more difficult to find a way out.

Sometimes your desire for a certain outcome becomes so big that you’re no longer open to other possibilities.

In fact, by sticking rigidly to a single perspective, you might find yourself becoming downright unreasonable and end up shutting yourself off to any alternative dialogue.

Just taking that step back will give you the breathing space you need to be able to put things into context and permit better outcomes.

You’ll return to a place where you have choices and the time to calm down.

Most importantly, you can rediscover your own bigger picture – your goals, your purpose, your true nature.

My friend is fond of saying that “to slow down is to speed up.”

I could not agree with her more.

In this action and results-focused world, slowing down and taking a step back has always expanded my choices and helped me get back into alignment with myself and with the people around me.

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  1. Atsuko Honda August 11, 2009 10:05 am

    Hi Jacinta,

    Thank you for leading me to this.
    Its EXACTLY what I need now!!!

    Atsuko

  2. Peter August 19, 2009 10:19 am

    Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.

  3. Brown August 23, 2009 6:18 pm

    Hmm… I read blogs on a similar topic, but i never visited your blog. I added it to favorites and i’ll be your constant reader.

  4. Silvia September 22, 2010 5:33 pm

    I am always excited to visit this blog in the evenings.Please churning hold the contents. It is very entertaining.

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