• Sheila Penelope Thorne

Power Plays: Blown Fuses and Short Circuits

A blown fuse, caused by a temporary overload or power surge simply needs to be replaced or reset. A short circuit is frayed wires that need to repaired. They both result in no power, but the fixes are very different. After eight hours of trying to troubleshoot and fix a no power situation in my home, I’m 95% confident to say it is a short circuit situation.¹  This reminds me of how our brains work.


Of course it’s going to cost. Snap out of rainbows, puppies and unicorns. Consider, a persistent state, of oops, mistakes and flusterations (fluster and frustration) mean you are unwilling to let something go, or take an action because it’s going to cost you. You may be assigned to much work. Admitting it will cost you, but, can you afford not to? Even if you’re doing the job of 2.5 people, can you afford to keep making errors? Sure, you may be overloaded, others may even know this. However, your mistakes, your delays, your inconsistencies show sloppy, unreliable work. No power.

Me and no power for two days, I’m calling a professional; I need help. I can afford it, it meaning I’ll shift some things around. It’s the same for a work situation. A blown fuse; is a temporary overload, a surge. Do a reset. A short circuit, frayed wires and loose ends, you’ll need a fix. Accept it, determine what you can afford and find the balance between reset and repair. That’s the power.


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