Biting off more than you can chew

Biting off more than you can chew

Biting off more than you can chew

Have you ever bitten off more that you can chew? This happened to me about 30 years ago with almost disastrous consequences. I had just become an uncle for the first time. I was at my house and I was looking after my beautiful 6 month old nephew Sam, alone. Then I received a phone call from my sister, asking me to drop Sam back to her house.

Have you ever see the amount of gear a new born needs? Sam had a nappy bag, a toys bag and a basinet. As I looked at Sam sleeping wrapped in swaddling in his basinet, I started questioning how could I get him and all his gear to my car. Will I leave him in the house while I take all the gear to the car? No I didn’t want to leave him alone. Should I take him to the car and then come back for his gear? This wouldn’t work either.

So I decided to take him and all his gear to the car in one go. Somehow I stacked all the bags into my arms while I held the handles of the basinet in my right hand. I struggled down the hall way and by some means managed to open the front door and then along the path to my car.

While I was trying to juggle the gear and open the car door, the bottom handle to the basinet slipped out of my grasp. And with a swing it released Sam, who rolled onto the ground in his swaddling and then continued under the car.

I was in a state of shock. How could I allow this to happen? I quickly looked around to see if anyone else has seen this, but luckily no one saw this. And I couldn’t believe my luck as Sam has slept through the whole thing! So, I got under the car and carefully collected Sam, placed him into his car seat and drove at speed to my sister’s house. Phew!

I am sharing this because so often in life and at work we try to juggle too many balls. When I have clarity about my key goals, that helps me decide what balls to juggle and I achieve the best results.

And by the way, Sam and mother are still unaware that Sam successfully performed his first tumble turn when he was 6 months old.

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Rob
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