If you have to do some deep thinking or soul searching, start early. What you need may be close to the surface, and a little time might be all that you get. Life is getting busy again. You won`t mind the distraction, because busy is good. Your plate fills up. You hear your name called from every direction. You won`t be interested in sitting still. It feels like Spring, although you`re still a few weeks away. The night is still a little longer than the day, and each hour of daylight is worth its weight in gold. Spend wisely.
The distance is closing between you and your goal. The moment is finally at hand. It`s time to reach for the brass ring, ask for a raise or play your winning cards. Someone that you noticed from a long way off is standing face to face with you. You ought to feel relieved, but the suspense is killing you! The potential seems greater than ever. The first rule of bluffing is to look as if you know what you`re doing. Once you`re going through the motions, memory helps the actual meaning kick in.
This news is just in, and it applies to almost everyone you know: Hard-line tactics are going out of style. Nobody is interested in territorial games any more. From now on, a simple request will save time for everyone, in addition to lowering the stress level in the environment. The principle is sound and so very basic. You wonder how it could have been so widely forgotten. A few days ago, congenial persuasion would have brought much better results than the show of force that ended up taking place. Today`s hindsight can be next week`s foresight.
You might notice a world of changes amongst your neighbors. It`s a cosmic force at work, and that means you`ll be affected as well. Don`t be too surprised if your energy peaks early on in the day. Arrange things so that you`ll end up in a safe, comfortable place by the time you`re ready to wind down. Lay in a supply of hobbies and comfort food. For you, the next round of this game is scheduled to begin during or after the weekend. Keep your schedule open, just in case.
You`ve been through a lot in the last few days. This is your moment to return from that demanding side trip and catch your breath. How can you even begin to describe what it was like? The best strategy would be keeping it short and sweet, leaving the details out of any public presentation. You`re lucky to have landed where you did, and you probably want to leave the welcome mat out. The people here would prefer to help you overcome your ordeal by thinking positive thoughts. They have a point: There are so many reasons for looking forward.
In the absence of any high drama or friendly competition, the least you can do is give your cohorts enough slack so that you can watch them move. Everyone has a strategy, and your goal is learning theirs before they learn yours. Assume that you have only a small window for using this information. Time is of the essence. The Stars are poised to spring surprises that even you can`t anticipate. No matter what the rules, you still love this game.
You can take off your goggles -- the air is clearing. There`s no legitimate excuse now for stirring up enough dust to hide your activities. Your secret is out. Everyone is talking about what you did. Your latest and greatest deed is on display, and it bears your fingerprints. Get used to being famous or infamous, or maybe a bit of both. If you understand the dynamics of living a high-profile life, you can start using the attention to help you achieve your ends. Word-of-mouth publicity saves you the time and expense of going through the usual channels.
As the old proverb says, `The only thing permanent is change.` If this is one of those times, why fight the drift? For the price of a little good will, you can be the first to take advantage of the opportunities that arise. Fun is fun, and the nature of the beast changes as different players enter and leave the game. The cleaner you keep your hands, the more you`re worth when it comes to upfront credentials and background checks.
Stop dreaming. You`re awake again. Your energy is returning. Even if there`s no action in your neighborhood, the rest of the world isn`t waiting for you to join in. What happened while your attention was elsewhere? Like seconds building into minutes and then hours, you`re aware of the incremental progress by which plants are growing and mountains are moving. You need to be part of it all. Trust your instincts and pick the best associates and most useful resources that you can get on such short notice. You have road to travel and a story to start telling right now.
An obsessive edge creeps into your passion. The simple act of doing is no longer enough. You want more, even if you`re not sure what that means. The process is getting the better of you, but at least you`re producing. Sketches turn into functioning prototypes. Coincidentally (or maybe because of your new flurry of activity) your product meets a need that has just developed. This is starting to look like you`re in business. Do you want to be? That is the question.
Your pragmatism and imagination have been fighting for control. For the moment, at least, practicality wins. Your creative side is still welcome to drop in whenever it wants, although its suggestions may be taken with a grain of salt. Now that you`ve learned a lesson, use it while you still understand it. Your mind is quick and able, with a tendency to take interesting side trips. Make good news happen for others, and they`ll always be there to cheer you on. Your project becomes everyone`s project. You miss the ownership, but the more, the merrier.
Too much pressure is dangerous. You`re looking for approval when you should be keeping your eye on the ball. Now your graceful glide is developing an eccentric spin. Don`t worry so much about proving yourself to some unknown audience; just try doing your best. For now, be sure to map out the strategies and supplies you`ll need in your climb to the top.
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