Tension: Too Loose, Too Tight, Or Just Right?

Tension: Too Loose, Too Tight, Or Just Right?

Ironies of ironies…this wasn’t exactly how this post was “suppose” to begin. You see, I wrote it last week and was all set to publish it on Thursday (1/24) morning. But that wasn’t possible; I woke up and my website was gone. Poof! There was nothing but a white screen staring back at me. Major problem given that my business is highly dependent upon having on an online presence. I’ll spare you the details of what went wrong and why. But suffice it to say, my experience reminded me of two more “faces” of tension, which I hadn’t covered in my piece originally scheduled to go live last week: a) the tension that exists between the way you’d like things to be vs. the way they are; and b) the tension of having the “what” but lacking the knowledge of the “how.” The right version of my site was fully restored yesterday…woohoo! Now that the site is back and cranking on all cylinders, let’s (finally) have that conversation about tension – the kind that’s related to change and growth. What role does tension play in helping you get to the next level? I’ve been thinking a lot about change and growth, in general. But also in relationship to being stuck, specifically from the perspective of what it means to be stuck; how does one get unstuck; why do you remain stuck, etc. And during a recent conversation with a friend and colleague, Anna Goldstein, I started thinking about the intersection of tension and stuckiness (not a real word, I know!) and expansion. Tension is Natural From the moment you...