Your Life is a Movie, Not a Scene

Over the past few days I have been dealing with a communication glitch in my organization. Nothing major, but definitely some noise from the masses. The fumble came in one of the departments I oversee. Ouch!!!

After nearly two decades, I am kicking myself for my part in the situation. I should know better. I underestimated the cost of change. I’m an idiot … have all run through my mind this week.

But then I’m reminded of something I once heard Henry Cloud say. “Your life is a movie, not a scene.” Too often, I get caught up in the scenes, thinking a difficult circumstance will be permanent. It never is.

The plot twists of leadership are many … like the salty bumps and curves of a pretzel.

It turns out our communication obstacle proved to be an opportunity. After taking responsibility for our mistake with a simple, “I’m sorry,” the tables have turned. Those who were upset are now singing our praises for being such tuned in leaders. Turns out I’m a genius … at least for this act of the story.

If today you find yourself in a pretzel place, may I suggest you remember your life is a movie, not a scene.

i2i,

Randy

Is there a hard area in your life where something seems permanent, but is really temporary?

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S Scott Johnson

7 years ago

Great reminder, Randy! Thanks! My son’s taking off to college today. The movie just keeps getting more scary, but also more exciting. I’m glad I personally know the Director. 🙂

randygravitt

7 years ago

Great job on launching your son. Praying for you today Scott.

Dan Judy

7 years ago

Victory is in the Journey!

randygravitt

7 years ago

Very true, Dan!

Susan Barber

7 years ago

Perfect timing for me as I have been in a scene this week and have have several mental conversations reminding me that this does not define me. Fix the problem. Learn the lesson. Move forward

randygravitt

7 years ago

I love your formula, Susan. “Fix the problem, learn the lesson, move forward.” Thanks for the memorable comment!

Beyobbie

7 years ago

Losing faith in myself. I am hoping this is only Take 1 of Scene 2….my movie is still in production.

randygravitt

7 years ago

Hang in there Beyobbie. Endings are always the best after an intense struggle! Thanks for the comment.

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