Momentum isn’t something that happens to us. Rather, something we create for ourselves. We need be cautious we don’t create more than we can handle and then be run over by it …
I’ve been pushing myself in some new ways – not necessarily new directions, but using new tools. More focused, early rising and getting more done, feeling more effective.
Whether or not I am is perhaps debatable, but how I feel is not.
Energized, focused and purposeful.
Things pop up which I haven’t planned – that is an everyday occurrence, but rather than living and working in an ‘on accident’ mode, I’m doing things on purpose.
On purpose doesn’t imply anything about speed, or success, but it isn’t ‘on accident’.
I’ve found being more deliberate, purposeful and regimented in my day produces some efficiencies. I doubt I’m working faster, but there seems to be more time available – so maybe I’m wasting less of it …
I have this notion, if each day we try to make our moments count, our minutes matter, our hours linger, then our day becomes more full, our cup overflows. And we smile more.
Is it true for you too?
Someone might ask, about yesterday: “What was the best moment of your day?”
Now, with a fresh day ahead: “What WILL BE the best moment of your day today?”
By 7:00AM I’ve had some fabulous moments – from reading, from writing, from just having my morning routine humming along.
OK, I’ll admit, some of that good feeling has something to do with a lovely round of golf yesterday …
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 4C/39F, overcast, strong north wind – we walked après-rain on a day that will bring a lot more rain, possibly some snow. Very dark, no sunrise views … just a traffic jam at the daycare centre. Soggy dog …
I had a " jerk " encounter one day this week. Walked into work, already upset about seeing eye doctor and being scheduled for cataract surgery. Don't want surgery and even with insurance the cost of that plus New glasses is quite expensive. I block my schedule, email reception to start moving clients and start getting testy, snarky emails from the scheduling staff and the person who would triage those patients if this is not resolved. I blew a fuse , ended up forwarding all the e-mail chain to the clinical director and asked her if I should reschedule the surgery. She knowing we'll that telling an employee they can not plan leave for surgery violates all kind of labor laws, she resolved it all. Still left me feeling a bit "abused" . Perfect example of the straw that breaks the camels back. Being a jerk and pitching a royal fit is not usually my default personality. So my task this weekend has been to come back to the normal me and let go of the testy , snarky , mood. Nice to read your column , and know that I am not the Lone Ranger in having jerk encounters, MLD, Memphis, TN
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