Time for Stillness- Day 1
The path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. I have to learn to pause..or nothing worthwhile will catch up to me.
I have joined a promising start-up (which is going places and working with an extremely talented team), I feel that the inflection point is rubbing on to me. I am now living in the no-rules zone and in a ‘forbearing soul’s’ exact words, “writing our own book”. It is discomforting and exciting, but probably I need my balance back. So I have taken a good advice and plan on taking “1 hr” each day to plan. I thought I would try to plan the first thing in the day to see what time works for me.
So I got up at 4 am, 1 hour earlier than my usual, sat silent for a while (usual). I meticulously filled my calendar up with tasks I will finish today. I felt in control. I promised to give you the good, the bad and the ugly. So how did I do? Read on.
The Good- Do not overthink. It does not have to be perfect. Just do it! Just start somewhere. So I started with my day planning (need to link it to the bigger plan).
The Bad- I was part of the impromptu discussions and the meetings that went well past their time.
The Ugly- I did not finish a single thing outlined in my calendar.
What will I change?
Stick to my plan and respect my own priorities.
What am I confused about?
That if I stick to my plan and respect my priorities, I am less flexible.
Never mind. Stick to your plan.
How do I feel?
Much better(I do not know if this is because I felt in control today).
Do not overthink.
It is not about solving problem-it is about problem-solving.It is not about them against me or vice versa. Even if it is like that, in my mind, I am solving a problem that is not associated with any person or department.
Quote I relate with today:
“I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.”
― Anne Lamott
Cannot wait for what life teaches me tomorrow!