Saturday, January 14, 2006

Outwitting the Mental Block

In keeping with my New Year's resolution, I am now taking my camera everywhere I go. Took this pic last night from Kalk Bay looking over False Bay.

Finally, I FIGUREd out how to outwit that Mental Block about work which I spoke about yesterday. Some credit must go to my therapy session on Thursday. I worked out that one of the prime reasons that I struggle so much to work during the week is that BiPolar G HATES BEEN TOLD WHAT TO DO. And, during the week it's like the Wicked-World-Economy is standing above with a Big Stick saying: "Thou shalt work". So BPG, being a fckn stubborn bastard, says FCK U!

But I've managed to outwit the mental block: work on weekends (fortunately with my own business I can). On Saturdays and Sundays there's no "Thou Shalt" i.e. it's Voluntary, not Compulsory. So this morning I put a good 3 hours in, and I'm planning another 2 later.

It comes back to what a motivational speaker I met once said. The ingredients for success he ranted (don't they all?):

PASSION
FOCUS
PERSISTENCE

It's a good formula. But I met up with the same guy about 3 years later and asked him if he was sticking to his magic recipe. "Yeah," he replied, "Except I've changed "Persistence" to "Flexible Persistence".

No use banging heads against brick walls

5 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to enjoy your blog. I surfed in from Jil's this morning.
    The thing about banging your head against a brick wall-it does feel good-when you quit.
    PS You look really good for 103. What's your secret:)

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  2. Congrats on your breakthrough.

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  3. I have all 3 of those things, but everything takes to long cuz I am also impatient! LOL!

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  4. How's this, I am passionatly persistent on staying unfocused. LOL. I like your blog!

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