I saw this image the other day and was wondering how many of us do the same thing over and over. The example below is how sheep are conditioned to go through a gate even if there isn’t a fence. I have also seen one on how a large elephant could be kept in one place by a small rope because as an infant they were held in place and couldn’t move.
We have our own mental traps and we aren’t even aware that they are there. We have been conditioned to accept things as they were and not as they should be.
Let me suggest that you take some time between now and the end of the year. See if you can start to think differently. Maybe bring in someone that would review what you do with a critical eye and make suggestions.
The age old saying you can’t see the forest from the trees is true. If you are too close to the problem then you won’t be able to see what is wrong.
It isn’t weakness to ask for help. In my opinion it is actually a sign of strength.