Where to begin really,
It’s been a pretty good bank holiday weekend with the addition of the Friday that just passed I took as a day off, much needed in my line of work, or we’ll deserved should I say.
It’s always tough when posting as I feel I lack a central theme for my blog as it’s lost some of it’s purpose as the years have gone by and with ever fewer posts. Writing a piece that’s concise enough not to bore but content rich enough to actually make one pause for a moment is an achievement, though this will only come with more posting and refinement as well as feedback… (This is for True)
Reflecting on the time that has passed I wouldn’t say I’ve used it amazingly well but I’ve got the rest I wanted and recharged my mind, and soul though the body took a bit of a beating on Saturday’s BBQ, whiskey can be quite delicious :-D. I’ve spent time with some friends and Family, caught up on my gaming and started planning for my quick approaching birthday (planning is a chore)…
Ultimately this post comes back full circle to goals, it’s something I’ve touched on around about the same time last year. Getting older, feeling the need to achieve more or to just grow and evolve as a person. Feeling the need to live up to your own potential. I’ve actaully started reading, yes reading, not on a pc screen, smart phone or tablet device. I’ve actually picked up a bonifed paper book, something which is a rarity in my life.
The Book itself is titled the “The Undefeated Mind” fair to say it’s more of an account and guide into the experiences of an American Buddhist Physician. I’m not nearly far enough into it to give an in depth overview or review of the book itself however I am interested to find out more about the writer’s experiences and how it can be used in my own life or at least provide me with a better perspective in life, not only to benefit myself but the way in which I interact with Friends, Family, career etc.
Probably the most important thing to take away from my weekend is that goals, meeting them takes hard work. I’m never afraid to put in the effort if I believe it’s worth it but the issue is realising or even rationalising why you want to do something, perfect example being blogging. Blogging in it’s basic function is to share, it could be ideas, pictures, music, opinions, facts or feelings. For me sharing what goes on in my mind is quite a difficult thing as I am quite a private person to a certain degree, but I think I see blogging as a way of sharing and bypassing the need to actually speak about my inner most thoughts in person.
Without motivation and drive you won’t achieve but just as essential is underlying reason, you may argue that these three words are interchangeable which is fair enough but yes there is always that something deep inside that moves and inspires you to set goals. Keeping that alive is what I find difficult.
Reflection over for now, and back to work in a few hours. It will be interesting to see how much I can get done in two weeks up until my Birthday. Have a great start to the week!