Finding that place – that moment in time when the ‘ah+ha’ moment shows up is not something we can manufacture no matter how hard we try.
When it does show up, if we are awake and watching – this can be quite a revelation.
Or, just one more thing we didn’t notice.
We don’t notice a lot, we don’t concentrate our attention on ‘everything in view’ very often. If ever. We focus our attention on one thing at a time – no matter how many things are on our plate. Multi-tasking is a stupid word. It simply means we shift our attention rapidly from one thing to another to another to another – without giving adequate focus to anything.
I’m guilty of the many-tasking-all-at-once thing, a lot.
At the end of most days I’ve accomplished a few things, and all the other things have been ‘re-prioritized’. Sometimes I tell myself ‘I’ve touched all those things today’ as some rationalization of accomplishment – but touching isn’t doing, touching isn’t finishing. While it may be incrementally moving things along the path to completion (that can be good) it isn’t giving the quality of concentration good work, good thinking, good writing, good (insert your thing here) that we deserve to give ourselves and our work.
One thing at a time.
Rapidly sometimes, but one at a time.
I’ve tried two. I’ve tried ten.
I’ve tried many more than that. It just creates chaos on my table, in my head and in my results.
One thing, then the next thing.
Sometimes rapidly, sometimes not, but one step at a time seems to be a good way to walk …