my blog-friend David Rogers suggested his book : Fighting to win: Samurai Techniques for your work and life, with valuable tools. I will let you know how it goes David!
You might think, is this the best season, August, everyone is taking some time off, but, I think this IS the Time. David says his tools are applicable to anybody in any situation. I will let you know how it goes 😉
so what if I fall on a star, and the moon is still further away?
The first reaction is to feel unsatisfied, after all, this star was not where I was aiming for. And feel guilty. I should have done this and this and that. Or feel powerless. After all, I seem to have objectives and I don’t fulfill them as I should. And then, if I accept the result, does it make me someone who is stuck there?
Feeling bad about oneself is wasting our time.
I have tried it, it just gives you unwelcome psychosomatic annoyances.
Well, if they are changing every day you lose a sense of direction.
But they can be a little bit flexible.
How about creating exceptions and correcting our course?
Here is how it can go/
I am great anyway, and objective X is worthwhile.
I said that I would wake up at 5.30 and today I woke up at 9.00.
I needed this because last week I took a business trip and I needed time to recover.
So much the better.
Instead of feeling guilty I give myself a free day, for rest but also for taking a mental vacation out of everything and reorienting myself towards the North Star.
I decided to wake up early and set goals. I got myself up later than planed, after my boat trip yesterday and the weather -winter-like- doesn’t help.
Or is it just an excuse?
I found myself with a bunch of artists, talking about galleries and exhibitions. But somehow I couldn’t find the way to a funding scheme as others did. Or I seemed to be interested in topics the others didn’t. Or if they were doing something remotely close, they didn’t want me around.
Are there all these other people more qualified, relevant, similar, and whatever else than me?
Maybe they are.
What if I need to go on in the direction of whatever I have been doing instead of lamenting my lack of homogeneity?