A simple list can clear all mist #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
And you’ll be singing “I can see clearly now, all obstacles in my way”
Ta da! I can see clearly now.
Came across this article yesterday in the Sunday Times. I don’t think I can say it any better, except for the title, mine is cooler :)…
Keep calm and make a list
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who make lists and those who don’t. Those who do hold the secret to being more productive individuals; to having a more organized brain. Here’s how it works according to McGill University neuroscience professor Daniel Levitin: “It’s really important that you write down all the things that you have to do, clear it out of your head so that you’re not using neuro resources with that little voice reminding you to pick up milk on the way home and to check to see if you paid the utility bill“.
He told WNYC’s tech podcast ‘Note to Self’ host Manoush Zomorodi that most people can only hold about four things in their mind at a time. And, people mostly have more than four things to do in a day. List-making takes that mental juggling out of the picture: You don’t think about what you have to do, and you’re not distracted (at least not as much) since it’s written down in front of your face, which allows you to become immersed in whatever activity it is that you’re tackling.
A New Year resolution is NOT the solution #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
If Calvin the Wise says so, it surely must be right bro!
It’s quite early into 2016 and already many are barely holding on to their New Year resolutions with their little finger. Many many more have lost the battle before it began.
No wonder I’m not a fan of resolutions…made any time of the year. Felt like sharing why I think they are a curse, in the form of a verse.
Resolutions are not your solution,
They are more a source of frustration,
And in many cases cause of depression,
When you are unable to reach your destination.
When you get attached to your goal,
It puts a lot of stress on your soul,
It can create a deeply distressing black hole,
Especially if you strive to reach it at the cost of your inborn role.
A better way is to use it is as a guiding direction,
Without getting fixated to your unbending ambition.
By keeping an eye on the reasons of your agitation,
And being a witness to the causes of your consternation.
Slowly but surely, innately you will find the determination and motivation,
To create an internal revolution and fulfil your aspiration.
Clarity of thought is the path to become a zot #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
Clear. Crystal Clear
Clarity of thought,
A skill seldom taught
But an ability often sought
To transform from bot to zot*
The problem you must simplify,
Till the root cause you can clarify,
By asking as many times ‘why o why’**
And ambiguity will dissipate, clarity will fructify.
*Zot in Albanian means ‘master’. Zot is also a cult teenage superhero from yester years created by American cartoonist, Scott McCloud (Both an inspiration for http://www.skillzot.com)
**The 5 Whys technique developed at Toyota to determine root cause.
Bonus Hint: Clear your mind and the answer you will find
To touch the sky you don’t need to fly
This year, let’s shoot for the farthest star,
Even if it seems very very afar,
Cos even if we miss by little or much,
The glorious sky we will surely touch.
#MondayMorningWakeUpCall #NewYearWakeUpCall #HappyNewYear