Have your wondered how connections occur – were we looking for someone or were they looking for us?
An encounter, meeting, or introduction happens, but we don’t notice those so much because they get lost in the choppy seas of missed connections, failed communications, and mismatches in expectations.
But, none of those opportunities for magic or failure were possible – they couldn’t have happened if we weren’t there – if they weren’t there, could it?
Some people believe in karma, some say fate or coincidence, and I’ve read articles suggesting there is some brain-to-brain connection we humans haven’t begun to harness. If you look askance, they’ll ask you to explain how hundreds of fish in a school can twitch, turn and pivot in perfect unison, whether swimming slow or fast. I would answer, “I don’t swim.”
Seriously, we must all wonder where we fit in those clichés about when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Or when someone claimed they’d experienced a magical kismet moment when they met that first time, by accident, or when neither was looking.
My current puzzlement, one I’ll share, is the priority setting/distraction factory my head seems to be operating constantly – notwithstanding my earnest efforts to reign it in, to reign my horses better.
I got some new information yesterday and some ideas about a strategy that has a lot of appeal to me. Its proponent, Nir Eyal, speaks about issues that ring true and resonate with me.
I happened upon this (or did someone send it?) YouTube video, which led me to watch some more – perhaps distraction, but this time, not for gathering information to broaden my knowledge, but a unique brand of new ideas (new for me), and I found his approach validating and hopefully effective in better-managing lives. Not so much attention to focus and more on traction. I like his disdain for to-do lists as well.
I think pharmacies should dispense copies of his book when filling ADHD meds prescriptions. I found lots on Youtube, short ones and long ones. Here is a sampling, ranked by length – so please check them out if you are curious. If nothing else, it’s a nice distraction: 4:14 | 10:14 | 1:07:00.
And there is more. I found him to be an appealing and convincing speaker, and there seems to be both credibility and hype to buy his book. I’ll give his thoughts some thought as soon as I return from my next distraction. For now, a new 10 Minute Rule. But I’ll need a timer …
If life could only be so simple.
Maybe it is.
I think I’ll order a copy of indistractable – maybe I’ll put it on top of all the other not-read-yet books, but it’s caught my attention, and I wanted to pass this along.
THE END, 1st column of spring, 1st column of 21st year …