Life is a journey - this is mine.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Breaking through

Ever have the feeling that there was something just beyond your grasp? Not physically out of reach, but mentally. Some barrier to break through, some idea or concept that's just beyond your ability to comprehend? You don't know what it is, but you know it's important, even necessary, that you conquer this unseen, unknown challenge. You're willing to move forward, or at least you think you are, but aren't yet able. There's some part of you doesn't want to. Fear?

How'd you get past it? Or have you?

Getting past it is the wrong word, it can imply avoidance. Getting through it is more accurate.


Toni Ertl said...

Yes, I have that feeling.

Sometimes it'll go if I work hard enough/revisit the thing often enough. Sometimes I never do and the feeling just goes away eventually.

Good to have you back, Steve.

Unknown said...

I write about it. I just start typing out my surface feelings about whatever it may be then I just let it all flow out.

I sometimes stop when I know I've tripped over the answer or the translation of what the deeper issue is, etc. Other times, though, it helps me to keep writing in order to hash out some personal ways of dealing with the issue now that I know what it REALLY is.

(I hope some of this is making sense! And isn't too late to offer my opinion!)

More often than not, though, when I'm dome with the writing, I'll look back and see that the emotions and/or initial reactions to the issue at hand in the very beginning of my writing are either obviously just a cover up of the true issue or a simpler, easy reaction to it (mine usually include some choice cuss words!).

Usually, I'll delete the whole thing when I have my answer or guidance I need. Just to be safe.

I hope this helps! If not, then I hope you were able to work through it successfully!

xioc1138 said...

Seems to me that there are lots of different ways to tackle different goals that are difficult to arrive at.

Probably one of the biggest things that I have discovered is that openness about the subject with the idea that ideas and accountability can assist in arriving at a goal.

Part of the problem is that finding good ideas isn't the only factor in the solution. Implementation is a huge factor. And simply implementing isn't enough. Often times ideas need to be adjusted and tweaked to fit whatever situation you are really in. Even more frustrating can be that some goals that need to be achieved require a larger amount of discipline than *I* am willing to apply. So this means that either I need to adjust myself to have the discipline required to achieve, or I need to find the person to put in the role to achieve the goal:

IE: Goal = canata at church twice each year. I'm not disciplined enough to learn to direct a choir. So I have somebody who will do this for me.

Sadly, some goals simply can't be achieved through somebody else.

IE: No matter how much delegating I do, nobody can lose the weight I need to lose for me.

As much as I like to pick somebody to exercise for me and eat correctly for me - it just isn't going to work out.

In the end, it seems to be about trying a variety of methods until you find something that will work then doing the work that is required to accomplish your goal.