SUMMARY: Convincing myself to work on long-term projects with no immediate gain is difficult, and I write out some thoughts on why this is. Partly it’s due to the lack of definition, a lack of desire to redefine for the umpteenth time, and the lizard-like part of my brain that is concerned with conserving effort. [...]
SUMMARY: In the 8th “personal goals” review of 2009, I reiterate three guidelines and two mental stances that together, I believe, will be at the core of my ongoing pursuit of personal fulfillment. And, I am finally able to “productize” what I like do in terms that I think the general public will understand.
SUMMARY: Last week’s journaling of my day culminates in a color-coded graph that might help me see certain patterns in my day which either contribute to productivity or sap it away.
SUMMARY: Another introspective journey into the details of Thursday, which was a very social day, and how I seemed to prioritize people over my own projects. Maybe this isn’t a bad thing. I’m starting to recognize what focus feels like, and think I’m finding a pathway to get to that state through some mental conditioning. [...]
Summary: After the relative success of Day 1 and Day 2, I was looking forward to a Day 3 filled with productive movement toward my personal business goals of designing a new website and getting it installed on the server. What happened instead was that I got distracted by multiple social interactions, and lost my [...]
SUMMARY: Continuing yesterday’s post, I note what I’m getting done where and when. I’m paying particular notice to what seems to trigger energy levels, unplanned naps, and moments of sheer laziness. I’m also noticing some patterns to the routine; instead of a consistent productive push, I appear to be using an “ebb and flow” style [...]
SUMMARY: I was feeling very unmotivated this morning, but couldn’t quite figure out why. I decided to write out what I was feeling and thinking to see if I could self-diagnose the issue while getting a free blog post out of it :-) The end of the post shifts more toward the organizing principles behind [...]