What Haven’t I Been Doing and Why?

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What Haven’t I Been Doing and Why?

It has been a while since I last posted a blog update, and to be completely honest the reason I haven’t, is that I have been busy.

Not too busy to post an update, but too busy to recognise things going on around me that I feel would make great subject matter for an update.

The fact of the matter is that there is information and opportunity everywhere that can, and will provide great topics. But I need to make sure that I am in a position to firstly recognise these little gems and then secondly, take advantage of the opportunity.


But here is the strange thing.

I know this. In fact, I know that I know it, because I hear myself talking to people about it nearly everyday.

As we all know, we don’t always do the things we know we should. And for the past month or so, I have been the living, breathing, proof of that.

So what needs to change so that it doesn’t happen again?

Well the first step in dealing with a problem is to admit one exists in the first place. And for me, not posting regular blog updates is a problem and one that I need to rectify. So problem identified, responsibility to make change, done.

So therefore I suppose I can tick the box of dealing with the first step.

OK, so what’s next? What do you do to rectify problems that have not been there in the past? You go back to doing things that you used to do. Go back to the things that have previously served you well.

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For me that is as simple as carrying my journal with me everywhere. Whenever I heard something, saw something, learned something I would instantaneously write it into my journal. So if I know the advantage to my journal, than why did I stop using it?


It weighs a ton. (Oh and don’t I sound precious!) Well, it doesn’t really weigh a ton but it is 300 page A4 book, and not the most convenient thing to carry everywhere. But here is the thing: because it was heavy and inconvenient, I stopped carrying it because I thought I could use the note taking App on my iPhone for the same outcome.


Now let me say this. There is nothing wrong with the note taking App on my iPhone. It works perfectly well.
But there is just one downside to my iPhone and to the note taking App.

It doesn’t weigh a ton!

You see my approach with the journal was based around the fact that as long as it was inconvenient for me to carry that journal with me everywhere I went, it almost ensured that I would utilise it every time the opportunity arose. In doing so it would show that any inconvenience caused wasn’t a complete waste of time and effort.

There was reward for my effort.

But obviously a lesson I didn’t learn well enough the first time. For now, journal aside, here is what I have gained through understanding this particular situation:

i. Don’t stop doing the things that work
ii. And if you do go back to the things that have served you well in the past
iii. Better is not always better
iv. It’s not always about what is easiest, it is about what is best.
v. Inconvenience isn’t always a bad thing

So now that I have learned a little about where I made my mistakes, I can now keep moving forward and in doing so making sure…

The Journey Continues!

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