I’ve been off for the last few weeks. By off, that means away from work, switching off digitally but mostly not feeling myself.
I seemed to be working on a dozen things at a time and in the last few weeks I recognised that sometimes you have to halt, consider, re-prioritise and restart.
So for the last couple of weeks I’ve been playing computer games, cycling, exercising, reading, watching sport and reconnecting with people offline. I’ve taken the time to think about a few things and appreciated some truths that I seemed to have forgotten. They’re not life changing, they’re not critical but they matter – to me at least.
- Believe in yourself – if you don’t, who will?
- Live outside your habits – habits become the easy way to do things
- Network – if you don’t appreciate the value of the people in your network you may as well give up now
- Find inspiration everywhere – it will pop up and hit you when you least expect it
- Look for inspiration everywhere – it’s there if you look hard enough
- Ask for help – what’s the worst that can happen if you do?
- Ask for real help – don’t ask for superficial inconsequential assistance; people recognise when they’re not contributing
- Really ask for help – explain what, why and how
- Question – too many people have accepted too much on face value
- Accept criticism – doesn’t matter if you think it’s justified – the other person does
- Make people care – people who care about what you do and say are your biggest advocates
- Keep learning – to not learn is to regress; everyone else is going to accelerate past you
Do you have any life truths that help shape you, your thinking and actions? Let me know in the comments.