You often avoid conversations that create emotional intensity, but you are motivated to move through unfamiliar territory in order to simplify your life today. Expressing your feelings is less an act based on integrity than it is on necessity.
But don’t fall into the trap of trying to justify your feelings because they are not as defensible as you think. Nevertheless, they are yours. Author Jen Knox wrote, “An intelligent person can rationalize anything; a wise person doesn’t try.”
Although you harbor little doubt about who you are and where you are going these days, you don’t know how to get there. Nevertheless, your position is pretty straightforward and requires very little explanation.
Unfortunately, those close to you continue to complicate your life with their issues, which seem to be infinitely more complex than yours. Naturally, you need to firmly hold onto what is most important to you, but practicing flexibility elsewhere can make all the difference in the world.
You may be resistant to return to your daily grind today, but you realize that there are some things beyond your control. Thankfully, you can use your magic powers to change your attitude and turn frustrated resignation into a satisfying experience.
Nothing is gained by fighting an unwinnable battle, so fulfill your obligations with a smile. Businessman Lee Iacocca wrote, “In times of great stress or adversity it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
Although your current feelings might run counter to the preferences of your closest associates, you’re unwilling to initiate a confrontation yet. Fortunately, you are capable of patient behavior when you know waiting for the right time will give you the advantage you seek.
But don’t bury your emotions so deeply that you lose touch with them. Keep them in your awareness so you are ready to bring up an important subject on a moment’s notice. Samuel Johnson wrote, “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”
Your professional stance might be one of authority and simplicity today. You want everyone to accept your word as truth without spending time and energy questioning the details. However, your strategy might backfire if you are missing a critical fact or if you jump to an erroneous conclusion.
Cultivate an environment where others feel free to express their ideas, whether they agree with you or not. Author Tom Peters wrote, “True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
You are incredibly focused on your immediate environment today. There are many tasks on your agenda and you are eager to finish many of them by the end of the day. However, your boss or some other authority figure may seek your participation on a project that has nothing to do with your goals.
Whether you are temporarily sidetracked or not, you will likely be distracted even if only to set personal boundaries. In a perfect world, you would have control of all the variables. However, in the real world, you must modify your game plan as circumstances demand.
Interactions with coworkers require extra attention today because unexpressed feelings bring more into the equation than is apparent. Someone might have a very strong opinion about a particular situation, yet it could be inappropriate for them to say anything which detracts from the current mission.
Unfortunately, their silence is deafening because their behavior speaks so loudly. It may be necessary to intervene by engaging in a heart-to-heart discussion with the person who is the source of the current negativity. Nat Turner wrote, “Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.”
You are not one to tow the party line unless you are in full agreement with everything attached to it. Nevertheless, you may struggle with your decision about whether or not to lay your cards on the table for all to see. You’re afraid that telling the whole truth could unnecessarily create a difficult situation for someone not directly involved in the current issue.
There is no absolute right or wrong now; the relevancy of your disclosure is a choice only you can make. Maimonides wrote, “The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
Although you may be extroverted when it comes to sharing your perspective, sometimes you prefer to hold your feelings close to your heart. Never mind that people expect you to be upfront with your opinion, no matter what it is. You reserve the right to enforce your own boundaries with respect to your privacy.
Nevertheless, your reluctance to be transparent fades quickly once the Moon enters your fiery sign later in the day. Author Arnold H. Glasow wrote, “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”
Sometimes it’s annoying when people assume you are always the serious one. You can surprise others now by talking about a weighty subject in a lighthearted manner. In fact, you might even make someone smile today while delivering your thoughtful message.
But ultimately, your goal is not to be funny; it’s to put your coworkers at ease so they aren’t so resistant to your ideas. Your only agenda is to get the job done. Author Peter Drucker wrote, “The single-minded ones, the monomaniacs, are the only true achievers.”
You wish you didn’t need to step out into the public eye in order to meet your current obligations today. You want to retreat to your safe space and keep your thoughts to yourself. But you are pulled out of your self-imposed isolation by circumstances you can’t ignore, even if you resist at first.
Nevertheless, you still might be reluctant to chat about trivial matters, preferring peace and quiet to noise. Publisher Elbert Hubbard wrote, “Those who don’t understand your silence will never understand your words.”
You can sense a storm of emotions slowly gathering momentum, but you’re not inclined to talk about them yet. You realize you could ramble endlessly today and still not convey your current experience that continues to elude words.
However, you wouldn’t be any more accurate if you tried to be more concise. Just say a few simple things about your inner process; it’s not the right moment for the full story. Dame Anna Wintour wrote, “It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.”