These last three weeks have been crazy personified. The last month before a deadline is always that way. Things to do that can no longer be delayed drag at your attention to the point that you no longer want to look at a computer after the end of your day. Yet, in the midst of all of this, I learned an important lesson I can apply to my journey.
If you’re like me, you can find yourself heavily investing in something you believe is the right thing / the right way / what you think you should be doing to get to the outcome you think you want to achieve. We not only fool ourselves that the path is correct but the end goal is as well. It can be easy to believe that something will be your salvation and then work so intently towards it that you block out the real path and the real goal.
I learned all of this when I had to focus my time and attention on something I thought was the complete antithesis of what I wanted to achieve. Being forced / forcing myself to be away from it for a while made me come to realize that not only was my approach wrong, so was my goal. And as a bonus, I ended up making another discovery that pointed me down the road I now believe I should go. Not bad for three weeks of flat out deadline work.
What am I trying to say? I guess it’s this. We need to be constantly open to the universe around us and what it has to offer. It is our Human nature to get so fixated on something that we lose a whole world going on around us. Be open to new paths and experiences even if they seem to run against the grain of what you want to do.
You might be surprised by the outcome.