Step back to step forward

Sometimes, we have to take a step back on things that matter to create the conditions to move things forward.

Sometimes, that’s just because we care too much. And that care is hindering more than it is helping.

On other occasions, it is because we just need a break.

And on some others, it is because our attempts to hold something that is structurally broken is getting in the way of the systemic change that is required.

Either way, being attuned to when our attempts are counter-productive goes a long way in enabling us to be productive in the long run.