Some days it seems so much simpler to crawl back into bed – because there’s too much to do, too little to do, or lack of clarity on what to do – so simple to just crawl back into bed. But then, what gets done? Sleep, sure, but it is real rest when we know we ought to be up, to be doing what we defined as ‘our work, our business, our profession … our calling’. We know, deep down, that’s a brain fabrication – but many of us tend to live by it. I wonder if we all, for a month perhaps, abandoned that thinking. I expect the earth would continue turning. But we shouldn’t do that - because then we might appreciate what little impact we can have on the world.
It’s Monday morning, so we should focus, right?
We can get up.
I mean it, GET UP!
Start something. Anything. Start small. Next. Something else small. Next. Something else. Something else. Something else. Next. Get the picture?
Doing a series of things, getting a few things done reduces ‘things to do’. Those looming big things are still big, and letting them sit makes them appear larger and larger.
Those deadlines still loom – but something happens to mood, energy level, purpose and enthusiasm.
TSW - this stuff works.
I subscribe to a point of view about things getting done. It is far from perfect, and I keep tweaking it, but it seems to make mountains smaller, reduce the weight on my shoulders and springs me forward toward getting more done, and done better.
Great article today. As young children, teenagers into our young adult lives we strive to find our purpose our meaning. We set out on those journey's and for some it comes naturally, and for others a struggle. Once we hit that midlife we think we knew what our mission in life was, what we were descent to become. For some, they find it, for the rest they keep searching. I always thought I knew what my mission was but find more roadblocks then before. But as long as I stay positive and keep the right attitude I know I will one day find that purpose, that place I need to be. So for now I keep going, keep searching, MJ, Calgary, AB
Profound Mark. I look forward very much to reading your daily column the day you find enlightenment in your pursuit. Cheers, TL, Calgary, AB