Sometimes the best place to find something new re-examining what’s been simmering on the back-burner too long, something deserving of renewed effort and inspired re-launching.
If something is ‘in the hopper’ for a month or two, that’s understandable.
But when a project has its 4th anniversary of fermenting too long back-burner inaction, it’s time for reworking, self-interrogation, or discarding. One such too-long dormant project has come back to life.
I believe I grasp his conception of meaning in the context of Frankl’s writing, yet it perplexes me when angst goes quiet in my belly about something. It causes self-doubt whether the idea might be less sound than first envisaged, whether its potency was overblown or exaggerated in my mind, or whether it only needs more time to ferment. Some projects need their tires re-kicked sometimes. Kicking completed, it’s revitalized …
However, most days are not debate/angst-filled. Some are blank-slate / clear schedule days when we can do whatever pleases our whimsical mood. What then?
On days when I awake with a blank slate, an empty schedule, or without some drive to do anything in particular, I get to choose which foot to put forward, which I idea to champion, who to call for buy-in, and who to reach to for help, it’s time to recall Frankl’s, “I get to choose how I react to what is happening to me.”
It’s a new week; what will you start today, advance today, or react to today?
What’s the point of having that blank slate if we don’t put something on it that moves thinking forward, generates debate, or strives to answer an important question?
Well you do deserve to have a lovely damsel knock at your door but I truly believe that it will happen when you least expect it. Keep that sliver open but don't think about it again and voila, there will be a knock at the door, CB, Cobourg, ON
I hear you Mark both generally and specifically. Generally, I think we’re all in the same boat. Specifically, I am in the same boat as you and not sure what I can do about it during COVID and its restrictions. LH, Lethbridge, AB