Will I ever become a serious blogger?
I have attempted 4 consecutive years to form a weekly habit of blogging that explores the everyday and the simple. It seems that life just swallows us up and the meaningful habits that will achieve our goals are pushed aside.
Here we go a year of blogging every 7 days and today it begins. So what will be different this year? Very good question.
“Where there is a will there is a way” Albert Einstein
In my journey of leadership, for as long as I can remember, I have been interested, no lets say “fanatical” about the Life Work Balance literature and research that would give me that “space” in which to write for no defined purpose, just to write…..and bring stillness into our/my hectic life. It seems the harder I work to achieve this.. the harder I work.
I have read and researched a myriad of themes from Thrive by Arianna Huffington to Laura Vanderkam in 168 hours: You have more time than you think, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, Overworked and Overwhelmed by Scott Elbin to Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols, and all the books by Marie Kondo about the Life Changing Magic of Tidying up…watched countless Ted Talks… the list goes on, and of course they all offer excellent remedies for busy people.
It is my first reading of 7 Habits in 1989, which I have recently revisited. The beginning of putting first things first. Forming the habits that truly matter and achieving those big audacious goals, or really just creating time and stillness each week.
The year begins by setting the Life GPS and creating those habits that really form the basis of moving forward by setting the intention of how our lives should be.
Here are 2 posts that point me in the right direction. This is just the tip… of the iceberg, as I explore mindfulness, gratitude, more evolutions of Grit and the Zen of Surfing.
Remember the Seven Habits.. however, always make them your own version.