Is there something that has you distracted, preoccupied, or anxious at work? Consider this technique to get around it.
Are you a Magnum, P.I. fan on Amazon? Magnum was a pretty good private investigator and he knew how to pick locks. Getting away from the bad guys often depended on Magnum being able to pick a lock at the end of a hallway with the bad guys bearing down on him.
Human Nature Will Get You In Trouble
It’s human nature to keep watching where the bad guys are coming from. But what Magnum had to do was focus on the lock. He had all the skill and tools to pick the lock and get through the door to safety. All he had to do was work the lock. His skills would get him through if he would focus on the lock.
Work The Lock
Magnum would mutter to himself, “Don’t watch the bad guys. Work the lock.”
Just Like Us
Sometimes we see only the danger or feel only the fear. Or worse, spend our time looking for it, watching for it, anticipating it… When what we should do – all we have to do – is focus on the lock.
Don’t watch the bad guys.
Work the lock.
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