Sunday, September 27, 2015

Day 9.180 Not 100

Is there ever time when there aren't a thousand things to do? Is there ever a place where that ton of stuff funnels down to a few pounds?

Seems like the busier I get the more there is to do.

As a result, natch, the important items on the list get compromised, rushed and lack focus, attention and quality. All as a follow-on response from the scramble to get to the next item on the list.

Always the quick turn rounding first to steam roll into second. Endless small gains lost from incessantly looking for the quick score. You can only climb one switchback at a time my friend so enjoy the ride.

This is so basic that I am ashamed to have to bring it up again.

Do one thing, do it well, and move on to the next.

Our multi-tasking society makes this very difficult while Zen, once again, makes it easy.

You can only do one thing with full focus at a time. Our fragile bodies can only be in one place at a time. Develop the discipline to combine these facts, and you have something. Something BIG.

Whatever that something might be, business, athletics, art, work.

Break it down to individual parts and refine your ability to execute what needs doing in the present moment. Even if that means 120 RPMs or 8 hours.

Quality micro will almost guarantee quality macro.

As long as you maintain focus, attention, attitude and gratitude.

Relaxed focus, technological competence, and your ability to manage them will get you through almost any event. Even if you aren't first up you are still a KoM or QoM.

That is why we practice. Every day.

You only have one thing to do right now.

Not one hundred.

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