It’s day 95 of 365 days of getting it done and today brings a new focus. A friend of mine messaged (her blog is here - another nutter on the path of 365 days) me the other day and said as much as this blog was inspirational, there was no real defined path. So as I have been unwell for the last 3 days and laying on the couch watching too much television, it was a great opportunity to think about that message (there’s always a silver lining to a negative).
At the start of 365 days of getting it done, the idea has always been a serendipitous one – just follow the winds and as each day unwinds, connect the dots from the day before and evaluate what has been achieved. That would give an accumulative picture of how the next few days would unfold. It really has been a ride that was day by day, week by week.
That’s a good flow to have and it’s kind of like surfing. To get out past the break water you just need to paddle. Once it’s time to stand up, it’s a matter of getting your focus on and tearing it up!
But before the tearing it up on 365 days of getting it done happens, let’s digress for a moment.
One thing I’ve learned on this journey is that there is no going back. Once you have taken on a new day, had awesome experiences, learned a bunch of new stuff and made new friends, you can’t take that back from who you are.
Too many times in the past I’ve had something fall over in my life and thought it was time to start again. And it may have only been a minor stumble, but it was enough to reset the starting sequence of a NASA shuttle launch.
That’s no longer the case. I’ve come to learn in 365 days of getting it done that what you learn stays with you and all you do is continually improve. It’s a paradigm that takes a while to connect to but once you do, shakes you inside out with awesomeness!
And right there is a great segway into the refocus of 365 days of getting it done. Kaizen – it’s Japanese for continually improving. Whether you’re continually improving the way you live your life us a mum, a soccer coach or life partner, why not choose a path that is continually improving?
We’ll hold out on that question til tomorrow. PEACE.