It wasn’t 20 years ago today. It was probably in September or October. But twenty years ago this Fall, I came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Have you ever heard the statement that “Americans are lazy”? That statement is patently absurd. Americans work their tales off. We work long hours. Sometimes two jobs. We hustle and bustle and squeeze in work during lunch.
Did you ever prepare for something really big, and when the day came all you could think about was the next project? This is actually a very common response. It is particularly true if you are very well prepared. You’ve done the work. You’ve gone through a period of “eating, sleeping, and breathing” the project. Now all you need to do is the execution. And you’re ready to say “Okay. What’s next?”
It can be overwhelming to start any new adventure. We’re full of energy and enthusiasm. But when we start to move on our ideas we realize that we’re not sure what to do first.
Be prepared to re-think truths you have accepted. . .
It is possible that everything we know is wrong.
For ten years I played a consistently mediocre game of racquetball. I got to a certain level and, no matter how much I played, I didn’t get any better. Then one day I took a free clinic at our racquet club and learned the proper way to hold the racquet! My game improved instantly.
Becoming less judgmental will give you a greater sense of calmness in your daily activity. It will free up your time and your energy.
Is everything a crisis? Make a list of your current “crises” at work. Who put these on your agenda and who decided they were crises?