Working on wasting less, returning to ‘shrink my footprint’ mode. I’ve dragged my feet. It’s coming back to me now. Wanting less. Needing less. And yet wanting more …
Not so I can do less, but the converse of that – so I can do more. Wanting other things. Not things really, but experiences and feelings which seem absent lately.
Culling old things, making my space more conducive to a different brand of living. Enticing. Or is this rationalization and avoidance – ducking harder issues which are tougher to face, embrace and solve?
I declutter home and agenda.
I read an article in the Sports section, wonderful metaphor for what we can accomplish when we try harder longer, when we focus on only one thing. The article was talking about the Tiger Woods and Wayne Gretzky kind of examples, where from a very early age a singular focus produces fine athletes. One has to question the converse, if every kid was given a club or a stick or a racquet at two, given coaching and singular focus, if we’d have multiple ‘once in a generation’ athletes such as those two. Logic and belief come into play but that’s not my point or direction here …
If any of us want something badly enough, what do we do – and what are we prepared to do to make that possible?
I’m sure this is more than brain-candy, that we can do exceptional things, not with a golf ball or hockey puck, but with the trajectory of our own self-belief to be the little engine that could.