Earlier today I almost knocked myself out on a door frame (the joys of being 6″7′).
I was shocked at first, confused about what just happened. Then annoyed at the person who designed and built the door frame this particular height.
Eventually, I came to realise I simply hadn’t been paying attention. I had been lost in thought.
That in order to avoid having a large egg-shaped lump on my cranium all I needed to do was: a) pay attention to my surroundings and b) duck my head.
Reverse engineering this unfortunate incident makes me wonder:
- Where are you experiencing the pain of a metaphorical lump on your head?
- What weren’t you paying attention to that allowed it to happen? (ie what’s the metaphorical door frame?)
- How might you fix it? (ie what’s the equivelant of ducking your head?)
Discomfort can often be avoided if we first pay attention.