See, it feels like I’ve been struggling with blog ideas of as of late – rather uncharacteristically, speaking as someone who falls in the “creative type” category – and was wondering if people might actually be interested in what I had for breakfast.
If so, I feel bad, because it’s not going to happen.
(Okay, I don’t really feel that bad about it. I mean, my breakfast consisting of exotic foods eaten in fascinating places with super-celebrities while doing activities like extreme snorkeling or discussing realistic solutions for world peace isn’t really that interesting. No one wants to hear about that…)
Anyhow, I haven’t been feeling particularly creative, but I lost sight of the fact that my method is to sit down and start writing. Everything else flows from that and I needn’t worry about it so much.
I suppose that I’ve been thinking a lot as of late about the fact that the universe never rewards inaction. Planning is fine – and often quite necessary – but it doesn’t mean anything unless steps are taken.
I’ve been guilty in the past of putting too much emphasis on the planning part of a process and not enough on the “actually doing it” part.
Right now I’m going through a personal revitalization stage. Continual improvement has always been, and will always be, one of the main focuses of my life. But sometimes I get so caught up in the “how am I going to do this” that I don’t place enough effort in taking steps. I wait too long for the fabled “perfect plan” to be developed when such a thing doesn’t exist.
There needs to be a balance between planning and doing, but my scale was weighted too heavily on planning and it left me ineffective in certain regards. This has been a major realization… one that I’m embarrassed has taken so long to A) recognize and B) taken action against.
But no more.
When I started this post, I didn’t have a particular direction I was thinking about taking things. Sometimes I do… just not today. That is okay, though, because I now have a completed post.
Oh, my breakfast was oatmeal and scrambled eggs. (You’re welcome.)