This morning for no apparent reason I woke up around 6:10 am and the first thought I had when I got up was, “It seems pretty bright for being 6.” Then I was reminded of how my granddad used to always announce with excitement every year sometime around now, “This is the longest day of the year!”
While I missed the summer solstice this year, June 20th. The early morning light reminded me that he is gone, and reminded me of all the little things he would do that at the time I didn’t think much of but now I miss.
I hope everyone is doing well make sure you tell someone you love that you love them.
So if you didn’t already know I have been making some Minecraft videos. I keep it cursing free and clean so it is kid friendly. I really enjoy playing and wish I had more time to do these.
Right now I am at a crossroads in my game and want to know what you guys think. Should I start my series over or should I continue???
Let me know what you think!
Last week I played in a $100k guarantee tournament. It started late day and was 2 flights. On the first flight I crashed and burned when I lost all energy and just couldn’t think straight; while I did make it to the 2nd day I was short stacked and I think I played poorly.
The reason I am writing today is because I experience the same thing after about a long poker session… My brain just seemed to stop working.
Moral of the story – don’t overdo it. Take breaks. Make notes. And eat something before it’s too late.
What happens when you bring mindfulness to the project?
Being mindful allows me to stop ignoring the problems that my inner-self is trying to warn me about. It allows me to fully immerse myself in a way that brings things together and moves them forward.
This is the same inner stillness that warns me of dangers I would rather ignore, as it is the one that alerts me to opportunities. It is not the “resistance”.
Is the project the same as you? The project is serious. There is a lot on the line. But what happens if you take yourself a lot less seriously? Many people find it makes it easier to take the problem seriously if they let themselves off the serious hook a bit.
The things I am working on I have often let them quietly take over. The stress and anxiety have caused me many a sleepless night, but when I have been able to “let go” things have always seemed to just work. A flow develops, I am able to trust, and then I am able to just get things done.
The thing about it, while I remember the struggle and the stress and how good it made me feel to succeed under those conditions, it has always been just as good to succeed when I am not seeing every disaster of the end of myself. When I take the problem serious but not myself, work is able to get done faster and better, and maybe more amazing, I have almost always “had fun” working this way.
Give an example of a moment in the past when you forgot Rule 6… and whether, in retrospect, those behaviors paid off. When someone asks why you’re not panicking, perhaps the answer might be, “would it help?”
Taking on an unprofitable project that I was determined to see through. For as long as I saw it as a failure, and stressed about it nearly nothing got done because I only saw one direction. When I stepped back recently and started to look for an alternative, and I mean wildly different from what I have previously thought of alternatives, things have started to flow again.