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I broke the bath. Yes, that's right, you heard me correctly. My vast gravitas was way more than the bath could take when I stood in it to have a shower. It cracked up - couldn't take me seriously.
The lady of the house, however, took the situation very seriously. She was not amused.
So we needed a new bath.
After months of unfulfilled promises from various vendors, we finally had a new bath fitted. But one of the old bath's problems remained: the water wouldn't drain away fast enough. The lady of the house was once more unamused.
I'm not a DIY-kind-of-chap. There aren't many practical bones in my body (well, actually, all my bones are very practical, but you know what I mean.) I do, however, understand a little bit of Physics. I showed the lady how the bends in the pipe made it physically impossible for the water to drain away. In fact, I was quite proud of my scientific stance on the matter.
We've known each other for nine years now. She holds me in deep respect. Typically, she totally ignored me! What did she do? She took a plunger to it. The water flowed away perfectly.
"Science" = 0; "Lady of the House" = 1. Game over!
OK, so what's the lesson? For me, it was the danger of commitment to an idea that was wrong. I was totally convinced, convicted I tell you, that there was no way the water would ever flow given the existing plumbing. So I stopped trying to fix it. But it was fixable, wasn't it?
Fancy trying on a new belief for size today?
How about challenging an old one that's stopping you from taking action?
Is there a belief that you've quit on that could do with fresh examination?
Go on, take the plunge!
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