Balanced Existence

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Entries Tagged ‘Achievement’

Winter Travels & Thoughts That Come Full Circle

It is a very useful skill to be able to clearly reappraise one’s present situation in life and the current sense of direction and purpose. I’ve always been struck by the sense that my life could be very limited if I failed to be creative enough to think of new possibilities. New courses of action. The problem is that if one is not creative to begin with one may fail to understand that the capacity for creative options, solutions and plans of action or life direction exists. Such in-the-moment reflective skill is not necessarily something that can be called upon in times of high stress and confusion if it has not been previously developed.

To Have Self-Discipline You Must Practice It

Exercise is a perfect setting for the practice of multilevel planning and self-discipline. First you need an overarching goal. If it is something like “get fit” or “lose some weight” you’re going to fail. You will not actually be able to determine when you’ve achieved such a poorly defined goal or measure progress. You will be unable to focus on exactly what is necessary to produce results and will end up wasting time doing all manner of things that don’t take you in any meaningful direction. Or you’ll end up not doing anything at all.