How to get things done by paying attention

how to get things done by paying attentionStay focused To get things done in our everyday life can be quite tricky, for most people it is really hard and challenging, besides that, you have nothing to worry about. The first thing to get you into getting things done and paying attention is, you need to focus on your surroundings physical and psychological. Notice something that bothers you, that concerns you, that will not let you be, which you could fix, that you would fix. You can find such things by asking yourself (as if you genuinely want to know) three questions: “what is it that is bothering me?. Is that something I could fix?. And “would I actually be willing to fix it?”. If you find that the answer is “no”, to any or all of the questions, then look elsewhere. Aim lower. Search until you find something that bothers you, that could be fixed, that you would fix, and then fix it.

Maybe there is a stack of paper on your desk, and you have been avoiding it. You won’t even really look at it when you walk into your room. There are terrible things lurking there: tax forms, bills, and letters from people wanting things you aren’t sure you can deliver. Notice your fear and have some sympathy for it. Maybe there are snakes in that pile of paper. Maybe you will get bitten. Maybe there are even hydras lurking there. You will cut off one head, and seven more will grow. How could you possibly cope with that?.

Self-actualization Let the tasks for the day announce themselves for your contemplation. Maybe you can do this in the morning, as you sit on the edge of your bed. Maybe you can try, the night before, when you are preparing to sleep. Ask yourself for a voluntary contribution. If you ask nicely, and listen carefully, and don’t try any treachery, you might be offered one.

Do this every day for a while. Then do it for the rest of your life. Soon you will find yourself in a different situation. Now you will be asking yourself, habitually, “what could I do, that I would do, to make Life a little better”.
Therefore, set your sights on the betterment of Being. Align yourself, in your soul, with Truth and the Highest Good. Most importantly, there is a habitable order to establish and beauty to bring into existence. There is evil to overcome, suffering to ameliorate, and yourself to better

The article is inspired by Jordan B Peterson

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2 Comments

  1. September 3, 2018 / 1:17 am

    This is sooo on-point dear! Self-actualization is definitely the key! Thanks for the great read.

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    • gracejackobsen
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      September 3, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Thank you so much for your response!

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