Where are you going to go today? What are you going to wear today? How much are you going to spend today? What are you going to watch today?
Then, out of knowledge and feeling spring other things; skill, craft, and all the emotions. We learn how to set ourselves against our emotions, and to deal with the emotions, sometimes letting them overwhelm us, but for the most part enjoying this battle.
If we want for less, we’ll have more. That seems obvious. But it’s working out what that less is: for each of us it is different.
One hope I have for 2019 is to have a clearer on what’s important to me; to rely less on the relatively unsubstantial and inconsequential matters that seem to dominate my time.
Whether literally or metaphorically I’m grateful for the opportunity to always be a student.
When it comes down to it, getting things done is about spending either time or money (or both) and committing spend whichever of the two it is.
Yes, I can eat and read the paper, or eat and check my social media. I may miss out on truly enjoying my meal (if it were a meal to be enjoyed) but, from an efficiency point of view, I’m making hay.
Having been stuck on all kinds of repeat modes for a good couple of months, it feels slightly uncomfortable to do things differently.
These statistics are a reminder that early breakthroughs can be impressive, stunning, even, but that building on initial progress can be tough, and is anything but immediate.
Keeping track of when you're giving praise can't be a bad thing to do, either. You never know, it may come in handy some day.
At 6:00 am on a weekday morning, Canton Cross is normally gearing up for a busy, noise-filled day.
It's a much more subtle force saying something along the lines of, 'You really shouldn't be bothered to do this. This is really boring.' Why? Why shouldn't I be bothered, and where does this voice come from?