I have taken upon myself to work on a new project that takes quite a bit of learning on my part. In an attempt to accomplish as much as I can in the shortest possible time, and in my hunger for learning. I have packed my schedule rather tightly, immersing myself in studying the various subjects; reading, journaling, taking notes, listening to audio tapes and watching video tutorials.
I have always liked self-paced study – it is so scalable! I could go as fast as I want to. And it has been an incredible time, I have gathered so much in just a few weeks.
In a catch-up conversation with one of my fellow coaches (and a lovely friend now in cyber space), we touched on "and how have you been doing lately?". I was describing how overwhelmed I have been feeling lately and she rightly reflected back to me what she heard me saying.
She painted the picture of me running as fast as I possibly can, running with all my might and trying to "catch the train" that somehow just gets out of reach no matter how fast I ran! And I am surprised that I had not seen it in this light!
Am I glad we connected and had this conversation! She has since helped me take a few deep breaths and calmed me down. Everything happens for a reason, I am so glad we caught up at the right time and she helped me see where I was headed just in time. The timing could not have been better, it was almost like a scheduled session to put me back on track!
So in the frantic race with time, I was grabbing everything I can feast on from the buffet table. They all looked so delicious and inviting, I could not help but take in as much as I can. What I got was indigestion instead! No wonder I have not been feeling well lately!
My dear friend asked if I would consider taking a short break before I get onto the next train. Hmmm, I have not factored in any breaks or holidays but I will be out of town next week for a 5-day seminar.
The change in environment, the meeting of like minds and the various sessions will provide me with new stimulus and perspectives. I will come back refreshed and renewed and I will take it a step at a time.
I will work out my healthy and balanced diet plan with my coach and I will start my buffet with the starters (how complicated is that?)
And this time I will not have indigestion because we will work out what it is that I need at each stage so I will focus, focus, focus and I won’t be greedy or overwhelmed by all things good and delicious ….
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