Pivot: Is Now the Time to Change Directions?

If ever there was a time to take stock, my friend, to think about where you are in life, about what matters most and what you really want – this is it.

To help, every day this month, I’m offering you four gifts: one image, one quote, one idea, and one thing you might want to try.

Here is your 11:11 message for today.



We must be willing to let go of the life we planned 
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
― Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) American professor, author of The Hero’s Journey



That’s the word that I’m hearing everywhere I turn. We need to pivot to a new way of managing our exercise routines. Pivot in the way we socialize with friends. Pivot in the way we manage our business.

If you’re a little tired of hearing that word, you’re not alone. In fact, you might be thinking that everything would be just fine if we could get back to the way things have always been. And preferably soon, thankyouverymuch.

No one’s gonna blame you for that, darlin’.

But haven’t there always been times in life when we have a solid plan, when we think we know exactly where we’re headed, and things change in big, unexpected ways? This is just one of those times.

And it may be time to accept that.

Earlier today, I found myself looking at the little thermos that always sits in a particular spot on my kitchen counter. I leave it out, because I use it so often to take coffee to my office in town.

But I haven’t been to the office in over a month now.

So today, I put the thermos away.


What you thought you were going to be doing at this point in your life may not fit any more. Where you thought you were going may not be where you can go – or even really want to go any more.

That can be crazy uncomfortable – and if so, that’s okay. Because it’s in these disruptive moments, with unexpected ideas and surprising new directions, that we will find some of our greatest joys.

What is the life that you had planned?
What is the life that may be possible for you NOW?

Pull out your journal, and play with that thought for a while. Let your imagination wander. See what emerges.

And be well,

P.S. By the way – no one said we have to be happy about the change in plans. Just be open. That’s all. Sending you lots and lots of love.


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