Sometimes you have to let go of one commitment to effectively pick up another. We can only do one thing at a time, after all.
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It seems to work for some people, having many different projects at once. Well, I've put that to the test for myself and it doesn't seem to do as well. I've seen others use planning to their advantage, so I know it's a useful tactic.
But not for me.
Pulled In Different Directions
My nature is to flit. Projects are like flowers beckoning to me. When I land on one and start working on what inspired me in the first place, the inspiration gets used up and I'm pulled to another one. It seems to be an unchangeable aspect of who I am.
I say "unchangeable" because I've been trying to change it. The last month, I've been called to work on another project, but I didn't want to break this habit here. I persisted, because building a habit of consistency is important. But I forgot a few truths that stood in the way.
First off, splitting my attention means I do everything half as well at best. If my mind is drawn to something else, then the finished product will suffer as a result. No bueno.
Second, it's not who I am. I knew this, but still I felt the need to test it out. You know, to be sure. And while two months may not seem like a long enough trial, I can assure you the results won't get any better. The psychological pressure of forcing myself against that nature has built up tremendously.
Everything in my life has suffered a dramatic downfall from this stubborn test of mine. I have no energy to clean the house, and every day my mood drops even further. I believe this is because money, freelancing, and business aren't my passions- they are simply necessities. Working on this kind of project is fun for awhile, but the only way it benefits me is to apply what I've learned to other things. Those other things are what ignite the fire in me, replenishing the energy I've spent in learning.
This Means Goodbye...For Now
Until I sell this domain, I'll probably come back here once in awhile. But for anyone that's following me everyday, I won't be doing regular updates anymore. They will be more sporadic and random. Learning these skills will probably always be necessary, so unless I've sold the domain I'll come back and share from time to time. But not everyday. It's just too much for something I'm not passionate about directly.
So I won't see you at 9a tomorrow. But I'll see you again soon, when I have the inspiration to share something new. Until then, you can check out Metaphysiology or Izanamikun. I'll be working more on developing those with the time I've freed up by not posting here.
As I begin this anew, I know only one thing: that I know nothing. Learn with me, and together we will figure this out.
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