Today's entry will be simple and short, but don't be fooled. Think about this one for a moment.
I have a list of things that need to be done. Some are very important and will make a huge difference in my life. Others are not so important, though I intend to them anyway.
But for some reason, certain things on the list keep coming back to mind, even if it doesn't seem appropriate or urgent or like the most important thing.
My new way? I'm just going to do those things. If the idea keeps coming back to me and won't wait, I'm going to just do it, even if it's not optimal. And that way, I don't have to think about it any more.
Do you have anything like this?
I've added the title of this to my fortune file. I display inspiring sayings on my desktop with conky.
Yes! Sometimes a thought will just keep appearing, like a road block. I have to get it out of the way to move on to better things, even though the task is usually relatively unimportant. I try to get it out of the way by keeping a list of things to do. I find that writing it down clears my head. Possibly the reason I keep repeating that thought is because I am afraid to forget it?
September 11th, 2012. Taipei, Taiwan. Dante Coffee in Guting. 8:34AM
My inbox. Oh, I don't really like that subject line. Well, click it --
I hate to push back yet again, but I can hardly get anything done right now. Let me finish UI + client project first.
Also, my concentration is complete shit. This money thing still fucks me up.
And then, epiphany strikes, the lights come on, the darkness recedes, and all is clear.
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Total Focus; Total Enjoyment by Tynan, as told to Sebastian Marshall
When I turned 30 and I had a minor freak out… I thought, "I'll be 40 in not long, and then 50… there's things I want to do in my life, and they're not happening at this pace."
Before that, I had a general idea of things I wanted to do and have in my life, but I went about in an unstructured way. It was good in a lot of ways. It made be a broad process, but not much depth.