22 July 2012, by A. Cedilla
You have a plan.
You have a lot of plans.
Some of them may have fallen through, but you pride yourself on being able to adapt when it’s needed, and you’ve adjusted quickly.
You power on, executing task after task, action after action. Your planner is full of crossed-out action items on your To-Do lists.
You have a goal.
You have a lot of goals, and because of your persistence and determination, you meet most of them, and surpassed a few.
So, how are you feeling right now? Top o’ the world, living a so-so existence, or struggling to keep your head above water?
If you did everything right, where did it go wrong? Continue reading Your Goals Are Just Mile-markers In Your Journey
14 July 2012, by A. Cedilla
“Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” – Voltaire
Face it, we really do work better when we have a clear view of what we have and how much of it is there. For example, take deadlines.
One rather immature way of dealing with a deadline is procrastination. It’s exciting and intense to do things at the last minute–ohmygodthePRESSURRRE!!--but then again dealing with the fall-out and the let-down afterward can be quite wearing after a while, not to mention the havoc it plays on schedules and other activities you’d rather be doing.
When you have only this much of something, you pay attention to how you use it, and when you use it. This applies to everything –time, money, energy, tasks.
It’s a mind game, a test of will, mental agility and focus: to make do with what you have in order to to get you what you want. Ever hear the one about a boatman needing to transport a goat, a wolf and a bag of cabbages across the river*? It’s something like that, only more complicated. Continue reading How Do You Play The Game?