See below for links and details for Landscaping your Life with Alison Smith podcast episode #56 on the subject of testing the water (Apple/ Spotify). Also see How to get the most from the podcast for an index of all the episodes to date.
Testing the water - the poem
Take care when testing the water that you don't reinforce the belief you already have.
Testing for what you know, in the places you know to look, at the time you have available, won't really bring the breakthrough you need.
Breakthrough comes by planning the time, the place, and criteria for testing. Preparing yourself for that testing and what it requires of you, and allowing time for the analysis of the answers.
So that you may expand the beliefs, make the necessarily changes to that which is being tested, to allow for success instead of continued failure.
This vlog from the archives also aligns with my keeping getting my trousers wet in the episode by doing the same thing (turn the sound down a little first).
And this quote from my book can't see the wood for the trees also aligns with ensuring we're testing the water at the right place in the water flow.
Here's some more general information about the Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith podcast and the Landscaping Your Life process used in the podcast episodes to help you get back on track when you don't know what to do.
With a reminder that likes, follows and reviews of the podcast are very much appreciated. Here's what one listener said after listening to episode #23 How to stop treading water in a situation in your life (Apple/Spotify) 🙂