Envision Wile E. Coyote, forsaken by a bitter cartoonist to a thousand unhappy endings in spite of his talent. Plummeting from cliffs and smashed by rocks, he never catches the roadrunner.
What do you do when you can’t seem to reach your goals? You could be like Wile E. Coyote and try again, over and over. Maybe if I try harder I’ll get better results. Our culture teaches us to get back up and keep fighting.
Yet other coyotes catch their dinner without so much struggle. Something is missing, and you are tired of being the plaything of untold circumstance.
The missing something is a shift in being. Just as you must remove the roof before building another floor on a building, questioning so-called reality creates an opening for new development:
What else could I do besides chase the roadrunner?
Why does my fur look like it was drawn with a pencil?
Is there value in my so-called failure?
Who am I really?
Who are you really? How does your obsession with surface goals belie the need for deep, structural change in your life? Change who you are and the surface goals will take care of themselves. As for Wile E. Coyote, I recommend he become the cartoonist…