For a long time now, I’ve cherished a dream to become a writer. But, with no prior experience or skills, came self doubt. But, I wanted to try my hand at something and so in 2007 I started a blog. But, after the initial enthusiasm waned, I stopped writing. I knew I wanted to write, but suddenly it became a chore – the muse was no longer with me. I let the project go stale. But, after some soul searching, help from books, I understood muses don’t stay with anyone for long, and if we want to pursue our dream, we need to persevere with dicipline. I once again decided to write, this time even when I would not have any inclination. I closed the old blog, opened a new one, moved over all the old posts and continued to write. But, still doubts lingered in my heart: Do I have what it takes? Can I actually make it? Can I keep writing, not getting tired or running out of topics? What if history repeated itself? Will I quit like last time? I did not have any answers. But, I knew there was only one way to find out. Soon, blogging to me was not just passion at work, but, a test – do I have what it takes to be a writer? Will I perservere?
Archives for April 2013
I started doing the report exactly the way I’ve been doing it for the last four years. After an hour a colleague asked me what I was doing, and though I could retrace my steps back, I couldn’t recollect doing them. When on the road, I’d turn my bike automatically towards my most oft travelled route, even when I was supposed to go somewhere else. I’d skim through twitter feed and not remember what I read in the last tweet, participate in conversations but not listen enough, stare at the TV but not really watch, read through the pages but not care enough to remember the character names – Have I become a zombie? Am I turning to an Alzheimer’s patient or have gone numb to life?
I no longer participate in life but run it on autopilot.
The last step in the ‘Getting Things Done’ process is the execution of the tasks. After everything’s been captured, processed, organized, reviewed, how is it decided which task is to be performed first?