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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Push the Reset Button

Have you ever felt like you needed to push a "re-set" button for some area in your life?  Recently, my husband and I participated in our walk-through for our new home.  The building superintendent showed us various features of the house and demonstrated how to use each item.  One item we discussed was the GFCI outlet.

A ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI outlet, helps detect abnormal current flow and opens the circuit to prevent a dangerous situation. Essentially, the GFCI outlet trips the breaker when there is too much electricity flow. You are then required to check the circuit breaker, locate the tripped switch and push the reset button.  It occurred to me that sometimes we have to push the reset button in life.

Not long ago, I believed I was on the right track with my career.  I had been moved to a larger office in a prime location, my role had been adjusted to include new responsibilities and I had access to key executives.  I was at the top of my game.  Or so I thought.  Something was not quite right.

As described during our new home walk through, the superintended informed us it is important to assess the situation before taking any action.  Regarding my career, I decided to enlist the services of a professional coach as well as my mentor to assist with assessing my career and current work situation.  I also engaged the assistance of a few close friends for Godly counsel.  This group of individuals guided me through the process of evaluating the pros and cons of where I was and helped me to identify priorities and long-term professional goals.

Throughout this process I was certain to include the impact any changes would have on my family as well as on my health.  Conversely, I had to weigh what the impact would be on my family and my health if I chose not to make any changes.  These actions were equivalent to me checking the circuit breaker to locate the tripped switch.

It was clear that energy was not flowing correctly.  I decided to take steps to make the necessary changes for my career, for my family and for my health.  It was time to push the re-set button.

In our current home we know we cannot fry anything in the deep fryer and use the microwave simultaneously.  Everyone in our home knows this and adjusts their cooking plans accordingly.  This may be the case with your situation.  Perhaps you are aware of certain limitations and therefore only need a slight adjustment.  You may decide, however, that working around a "dysfunction" is not acceptable and that a total overhaul is needed.  If the situation persists, as warned by our superintendent during our walk through, an expert may need to be brought in.

You may be in a relationship where every interaction is contentious.  Your health may be problematic or your finances may be awry.  It is time to push the reset button.

Rely on your internal GFCI outlet and push the reset button to allow the energy flow to resume.

About the Author:

Shatanese Reese is a freelance blogger and author of a future book who resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and their six children. She enjoys walks on the beach and colorful sunrises. Shatanese’s goal is to find the extraordinary in every day moments. Follow Shatanese on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.