I’ve been dragging my feet/foundations in several directions simultaneously.
Commonplace issues most people have encountered and would surely identify with; things which need fixing, things that need replacing, and things that are not broken but we need to get rid of them.
Occasionally it’s people – not things.
Some concern alternatives impacting lifestyle and workstyle; things I should keep doing, things I should stop doing, things I should start doing. I’ve found sorting them out as a business planning exercise is far easier than having it feel ‘right in your gut’, and then taking action.
Some are choices which answer questions like, “Am I sure I should be doing this?”. I ask that about a lot of things I do and the issue is rarely about top-line revenue or bottom-line results, but more about whether or not it feels ‘right in my gut’.
The abundant over-arching constituent part of gut-check exercises is coming to this realization that I am really good at things I’m really good at, while at the same time I too often (nearly every day) try to do too much – which leaves me frustrated that I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do while often losing sight of the value of what I am actually accomplishing.
I’ve been trying very hard to concentrate on this mantra lately: to focus on three key things each week, and concentrating on one of them each day. The problem is that I have more than three key priorities, more than three significant problems, more than three things I want to remove from my focus, more than three new things I want to start.
Note: Merriam-Webster defines exercise as ‘energetic movement of the body for the sake of physical fitness’
… so, what is the word for energetic movement of the brain for the sake of mental fitness?