So true story. My wife asks me if we ran out of cottage cheese because she can't find it in the refrigerator. I am confident that we still have some so I reply. “There is still some in the fridge.”
What ensued was quite hilarious. I got up and joined her in this incredible exploration. She is looking. I am looking. She is sort of confident it is there. I am confident that it is there.
Neither of us could find it. We both start moving everything around determined that this exploration would show our supreme cottage cheese searching powers .
Neither of us could find it.
A moment later after we were feeling utterly defeated…Voila…there it is. Right in front of our face. Not in the back of the shelf. Right there. In front.
I walked away from that moment in quite a bit of shock. Am I turning into “that guy” who can't see what is plainly in front of him? I really felt quite foolish about my exaggerated exploration passion. Why did I not see the stinking cottage cheese the moment I gazed into the fridge?
Here is my little take on it. Entrenched beliefs can often cloud our minds to potential opportunities. Stubbornness can blind you to what is right in front of you.
Whenever I get worked up now about “a way” that something should be done. I remind myself of the mysterious and elusive cottage cheese in my fridge.