Lisa and I occasionally watch the TV show Elementary. It is a modern day spoof of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson (other than using these names, there is little connection to the Arthur Conan Doyle book series). This show has a similar premise to “The Mentalist” and “Monk” where the brilliant detective is socially awkward and sees what no one else sees.
This quote from the last episode captured my attention…so I rewound and replayed until I got it word for word.
“I wanted you to learn to trust your instincts…a good detective knows that every task, every interaction, no matter how seemingly banal has the potential to contain multitudes [of possibilities]….I live my life alert to this possibility. I expect my colleagues to do the same.”
Although I don’t expect to magically develop the powers of deduction (that only a scriptwriter can produce)…it is a fair challenge. Do I live expectantly… ready for whatever comes my way? How about you?
Are you ready and alert for:
- A new friend
- A new business opportunity
- A chance to show compassion to others
- A fresh approach to an old problem
- A breakthrough idea
- An opportunity to connect
Thanks for listening.