I’ll tell you one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to my career. I’m a perfectionist procrastinator. When I don’t feel very inspired to do a particular task, or I want to put off the task for another reason, I procrastinate with research and prep work to make myself feel productive, all the while getting nothing done.
This form of procrastination is far more insidious than your typical TV watching, chip crunching style of putting things off. Because each time I procrastinate in this way, I convince myself that it is for my own good.
“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”
– Captain Jack Sparrow
Life truly is an adventure in and of itself. There was a time many years ago when I naively thought that if I just searched long enough, I’d find the perfect path that was both pretty easy and very rewarding. Are you laughing too?
It was a hard realization just how far from the truth this really is. Anything that has worth or value is going to be a struggle at times. But, that’s actually a really good thing! As humans we tend to value things the most when we strive for them, sweat for them, and dream of them before we finally earn them.
On the other hand, we tend to value things minimally if they were simply handed to us.
I’m home! Last night I flew in to PDX from a week long vacation in L.A. and San Diego. I gotta say, It. Was. Beautiful. I seriously can’t wait to go back (maybe next month?). California has been getting huge amounts of rain in the last year, and new ‘superblooms’ have been popping up all over.
I hadn’t heard of a superbloom before, but it turns out that they are huge fields of wildflowers all over the state that have taken advantage of the water and bloomed en masse. So beautiful!
So there is something on my brain today that I feel is really important, and I wanted to share it with you.
Today I want to talk about living an exciting, adventurous life. Specifically, how to do it and how to get out of a rut if you are in one.