January 15, 2023

Keeps coming up


When something is important to someone, they like to let you know. 

Sometimes it’s in your face. They put it at the top of the page, punch it home, leave you in no doubt.

So you deal with it.

Sometimes they leave breadcrumbs. Not so obvious, gently encouraging you back on the path they want you to follow.

So you work it out.

Sometimes it’s buried in the woodwork. Out of sight. A hint of a presence that you’re only kinda-sorta aware of, but that won’t go away. You have to work it out. A half said comment, a sideways look, the raise of an eyebrow, a subject that keeps coming up, more passion or emotion than expected.

Be alive to it.

When you’re confused by something that keeps coming up, look for what’s below the surface. The why, before the what.

Skippy strategy: If it’s confusing, dig a little deeper.