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Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADD
So, here’s my thought on this. Human beings never really achieve their full potential. Because we don’t know what any one person’s potential is. Unlike a chore like shovelling snow from the driveway, with a clear, measurable, conclusion that everyone can agree on, “Yes, that driveway is now shovelled,” a human life is constant change and growth.
Even just growing old.
So perhaps what you’re really asking, and struggling with, is the question of, “How can I build new habits and change my patterns so that I can move towards my goals faster.”
And that’s a whole different issue.
The funny thing is, we have a webinar tonight, February 20th, 2015, with Dr. Russell Ramsay about this very issue. About knowing what you want to do and not doing it.
By the way, about two months ago I realized that by doing the Crossword Puzzle and Sudoku first thing in the morning, over breakfast, took longer than just eating breakfast… thus using up the part of the day when I’m most alert… but also using up brainpower and mental energy which might be better served getting my work done. So I decided to do the puzzles at the end of the day, to unwind.
Great decision, right? Great insight. Good awareness.
And yet, every morning, I still do the Crossword and Sudoku.
And then think, ‘Darn, I’ve used up 15 minutes of my morning. I was going to do this at night. Why didn’t I do that? What’s wrong with me?’
And the short answer is, unless I don’t get the paper until after breakfast, or let my wife get it, and instead sit with my to-do list as I’m having breakfast, or read a book, or, well, make physical changes that interrupt my pattern… the pattern will keep winning.REPORT ABUSE