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Posted by Philip on 9 May 2017, 10:15 am in , , , , , , , , ,

The picture is always bigger

My $100k+ car is still not sorted. I still have to clumsily put a key in the ignition. The dealers are working on it — it's gobbly gook to me, except the fact that they're having to liaise Germany to solve it.

I've been wrestling with the urge to get annoyed with them and become a pain in their backside but, realistically, they seem to be doing all they can in the circumstances.

The whole saga with the car reminds me that, as with all change, there are some aspects we can control and others we can't. There is uncertainty to deal with. It takes time. We can only influence certain things and for those we can't, we need patience or, at least, tolerance.

Change is dynamic and complex. We need to "zoom out" and see the bigger picture, the connections and impacts we can't see close up. Once we see both perspectives, we can respond to what we can influence and surrender to what we cannot.

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