5 posts tagged action

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Longer Than Expected

How do I balance my innate human desire to estimate how long something will take, with the reality that I often have little control over this truth? Is the point to do my best in estimating, to get a general sense, and then to leave it? Is the point to do some planning, but to never decide that my expectations are true and correct? Is the point to create motivation to work towards the goal, rather than attaching to its timeline? Perhaps our time estimates are funny games we play with ...

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Don’t Know How

Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...

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The Value of Lightness

Are there things in your life that feel heavy and "work"-like? For me, dinner has long felt like a task that really weighed me down. I didn't like how it needed to be planned, I didn't like how long it took to make, I didn't like how short it took to eat, and I didn't like how I didn't appreciate how it tasted once I'd cooked it. The action was wholly undesirable to me. Yet I had to eat — and so did my family. What was I to do? I needed to find a way to enjoy the process of the action ...

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Systems Thinking My Way to Freedom

In order to write Pay What It's Worth, my first book of what I hope is many books, I needed to trick myself into not being so scared. I didn't believe I could do it. I didn't trust that I had what it took to fulfill a dream I'd held for so long. I couldn't see how I could clearly share everything that was within me. As time passed and I continued to struggle with inaction, I decided that a re-framing was in order. I needed to see my newly forming book not as a static unchanging express...

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The Power of Our Wildest Dreams

Dream Power Perhaps you’re like me and you find yourself yearning for the completion of your dreams. I dream of the day when my current “struggles” are behind me. I dream of the day when my first book is written and published, and my second is hot in pursuit. I dream of visiting space. The word 'dream' can have a pie-in-the-sky quality to it that makes me uncomfortable though. It’s not that I think dreams are unrealistic to have. I truly believe that our dreams can come true. But we have to be realistic about achieving them.

My dreams can only come true when I am true to them.

Only thinking about my dreams and not doing, I am simply dreaming. I am not coupling the dream with a firm intention to manifest it.

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