CRAZE-DAR is an internal device that alerts you when you are dealing with a situation or a person that will make you crazy if you continue on a current path.
Have you ever had that feeling that something isn't right? For me, it's lead in my gut. It's the anxious thoughts that keep circling over and over in my head. It's the aggressive perfectionist tendencies that create impatience and an attitude of GET IT DONE NOW.
These types of feelings are my CRAZE-DAR. I just didn't know it.
In the past when I started feeling my CRAZE-DAR go off, I didn't know what it was. I thought it meant I was the one not doing something right. That I needed to change, over-compensate, re-structure, take on more responsibility. And so I did. I trained more, coached more, became more flexible, altered how I presented things, got better at crossing my t's .......and guess what, none of that ever turned off my CRAZE-DAR.
So then, I'm exhausted, overwhelmed, and frustrated because no matter what I do --- my CRAZE-DAR is on full alarm. It's like the screaming colicky child you just can't get to sleep no matter what you do.
I wonder if anyone else relates?
But I've recently discovered, that when I start feeling my CRAZE-DAR go off ---- it is NOT a sign that I have to do more. It is actually a warning that could SAVE me effort, SAVE me time, SAVE me frustration --- if I would listen to it.
The CRAZE-DAR is telling me "THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK, STOP THE INSANITY, DO NOT MOVE FORWARD, DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200!!!!"
And if I would understand the message, I could actually back-up, simplify, trust my skills and experiences and allow a new path or a new direction to become available. The path always shows up when I let it. And, it's a lot easier than single-handedly trying to bulldoze a path on my own.
This week I tried out my new-fangled theory. My CRAZE-DAR has been going off like crazy for months and all the extra work I've done has not helped. I decided to step back. Quit trying to force the solution. And would you believe within 24 hrs. the problem was completely resolved??????
Simply. Easily. Painlessly. Peacefully. Effortlessly.
And you know what?
My CRAZE-DAR is finally silent.