My mind is hard to tame sometimes and while “trying” to focus on a task it sparks off ideas and it feels like speech bubbles are literally popping up above my head and then I am in this mental tug of war.
Stay on the game – do it now – stay on the game – DO IT NOW !!!
Just like now when I am watching a Marie Forleo – B School video and my mind is coming up with this post and “Do it Now” won despite trying to stay focused on the task in hand however if I didn’t do it now I know the moment would be lost and the method/content I want to convey would be lost (or at least not as effective).
I have a habit I try to stick to daily of listening to something inspirational first thing in the morning. This used to be from my YouTube app on my phone on my commute which has adapted to YouTube on my TV app as I dress and recently instead of searching I have picked the first of the recommended having Faith in the Universe that this is meant for my ears and the other day I heard Earl Nightingale talk of a man who took (in his 60’s) his ideas that his employers wouldn’t let him develop and turned them into a multimillion dollar business.
This stuck with me and reminded me how in various jobs/roles I have had ideas that I felt would improve the company but weren’t appreciated or developed because …. “that’s not how we do things around here” or “things are working fine as they are” “we don’t like change here” etc.
I love change. I love personal development but I tried to stay compliant. I tried to shut down my ideas, my thinking, to stay in the role but eventually it worked against my nature and my well-being and I or the Universe conspired my exit and boy am I so glad !!!
Those ideas are implanted in you for a reason. They are what makes you “YOU” so never suppress it like I did. They are your individual Awesomeness. Your reason for being and when they come embrace them in the moment.
Jot them down on some spare paper laying around and stick them in your pocket or write them on your hand but remember to still jot them on paper at the earliest convenience before you wash your hands (if you know what I means :0 ). Voice note them, set a reminder with a note attached on your phone to revisit them asap. With todays technology the varieties are endless to capture what could be your million dollar idea or just your opportunity to not work for people who shut down your uniqueness.
If you can relate to this I would love you to comment and let me know.