I love research. When I was researching for my assignment with the Montana Historical Society, I had tons of information. Then like many kid writers, I ask what do I do with this? Where is the focus? What am I supposed to do now?
Today I read a post from Ramit Sethi. There were a couple of lines that connected on a different levels. One - he talked about “information addicts.” Yes that’s me. Research is addicting. I love information.
The next piece that yelled at me was, “But I always ask for something from you – because if I invest in you, I expect you to invest in yourself by taking action.” There it was again – taking action.
This week my focus on gratitude has brought two specific thoughts to me in different forms. The message has been the same. Take action, take small steps. Make twists and tweaks.
As I look at my life, the sections that work smoothly – are the ones that I take action. I understand the need for scaffolding. I get that. But I have never applied it to the sections of life that were stuck.
I am now looking for ways I can make small changes. Like spending 10 minutes each day going through my things and letting go. I look at the clutter in my life and I am overwhelmed. The way I usually cope is to have “selective seeing”. I just ignore the growing clutter.
Those of you who are orderly are physically shuddering when I say these things. You are probably yelling “No, No!” I am beginning to hear you.
Will small tweaks really bring about life changes? I hope so.