You know the Beatles track with the longest name “Everybody’s got something to hide, except for me and my monkey”? I find this is the “retrospective song” (follow link for some tips and tricks on retrospectives). “Everybody’s got something to hide” means we’ve all made mistakes, now it’s time to face the results. No matter how bad it turned out to be we tried our best, trying out crazy new ideas. For those ideas that turned out to be a success, now the time has come to celebrate what we’ve achieved, time to slow down and “Come on let’s take it easy” (retrospective time). Let the monkey out of your sleeve (a Dutch saying) meaning “finally the truth comes out”.
“The deeper you go, the higher you fly, the higher you fly, the deeper you go” The more you express your true feelings about what’s bothering you about the way things are going now, the further you can improve. When you are experimenting something may go wrong. But, it will also allow you to see things from a different perspective. When you’re trying a new innovative approach it may not always work out well. However, you will learn from the experience, it will be an eyeopener!
“Come on let’s make it easy!”
Let’s face the truth, we are all having our own fears. We can’t always control them. We’re hiding them, we are ashamed of them. But hey, it’s those fears that are holding you back! Now here’s something I’d recommend to anyone: “When you’re with people you can trust, let go of your fears, bring them out in the open. Insights from others will help you to cope better with the challenges that lay ahead.
“Your inside is out when your outside is in” so now go show what’s on your mind! Turning your inside out! Now don’t go judging your colleagues, just take it easy. Now that the truth is out, go on and let’s improve, “Come on let’s make it easy!”
Everybody’s got something to hide, except for me and my monkey
Come on come on, come on come on
The deeper you go, the higher you fly
Take it easy, take it easy
Your inside is out when your outside is in
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC