Fighting with an ally

"I'm fighting hard on the 6-inch battlefield," he said, pointing across the length of his forehead.

I coach someone who said this to me the other day. It's a sticky, compelling concept, for sure.

If you're reading this, chances are your life is pretty great. You have a roof over your head, you know where your next meal is coming from.

You probably have the capacity to spend time thinking about living a purpose-driven life doing work that matters to you. It's a pretty good spot.

There's a dark side to it sometimes, when you're fighting. Fighting to stay positive, fighting to think of good solutions, fighting to stay relevant, fighting for more certainty, fighting to catch up, fighting to keep up, fighting to get ahead, fighting for peace and quiet.

The frame of "6-inch battlefield" puts us in opposition to the mind, which is arguably our greatest asset in navigating life.

Maybe it's time to stop fighting with the best friend and ally we've got.