The hurdles on the path of a creative person who wants to pursue a career in her craft used to be boundless. First you’d need to be an apprentice under a master where you learn the basics of the craft after which you’re allowed to set out on your own.
There’s a measure of success which we attribute to sheer luck. People with such success are dubbed “the lucky dudes”. But have you ever thought about what this luck really is? And how it is attained?
Or better still have you ever thought – what if you too can be lucky everyday? What if you can create such luck?
Well, that’s what I’d share with you in this post. Just read on . . . .
Some weeks ago I wrote a post about some dangerous creativity killers. In it I described the way they attack our creative muscles. I then promised to write a sequel to that post which would discuss how to defeat those creativity muscles dulling things. Well, here we are – this is the sequel.
Everyday I’m on the lookout for better ways to boost my productivity. I’m always testing new strategies – sticking to what works and dumping what doesn’t. All I want is to do more and get better. This is part of the reason why I have this column – to share what I’ve found to be working.
“Little by little, the bird builds its nest.”
– French Proverb
I’ve said it many times that an average human being has more than s/he can handle every day. These overwhelm the ability to hit targets.
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As human beings, we get overwhelmed. We get drained by a flood of tasks that characterizes our daily lives.
Brim full task lists is our signature.
But so is crossing over to a new day with unfinished tasks.
The work remains undone; the page remains blank and we feel like beating ourselves up. All these can be attributed to a single cause – An overwhelming number of things to do.
It overpowers our ability to tackle them resulting in zero days or worse still – countless unfinished tasks.
It leaves us burnt out with nothing to show for it.
It is true that your usefulness is as much as what you know and can do.
That your worth defines how you are valued.
The past week has seen the usual end of year/ beginning of year frenzies. People all over the world took time to celebrate the New Year in hope of disassociating themselves from certain woes that bedevilled the past year.
It is true, there are lots of things we planned and even worked towards but were unable to complete them. This should not cast us down as there are on the other hand lots of things which we’ve accomplished.
Everybody does several things every day; our task list is always lengthy. We all have many things to do on a daily basis. Some are routine while others are not. The fact that we have lots to do makes it common to end a day with one or many unfinished tasks.
Three steps to Using your past as learning boards
Every day we come across circumstances which are new to us. We find ourselves on unfamiliar paths. As the days sum up into weeks, months and years, we garner a truckload of these new circumstances and they become our life experiences.