Mid-April 2019 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous astounding Mid-April to you!
How can I improve faster?
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about wanting faster improvement. Why is it taking so long?
Whether the challenge you're facing is a health problem,
a relationship tangle, or a difficulty around finances or your
job, it's only human to want it solved as soon as possible.
You may feel like you're taking all the right steps, yet you're
hardly noticing any clear signs of progress.
When I was a child, impatient to get something done faster than
the laws of Nature would allow, my mother would tell me "Patience
is a virtue, Nancy". This just made me more impatient! Most projects
do need time to develop, or for communication between the involved
parties to happen if you're working with a team. About the laws
of Nature, sometimes we need to be reminded that we can't speed up
a plant's growth by pulling on it.
My mother also used to tell me "Haste makes waste", which I
have to say didn't help much, for all her good intentions.
She may have heard this age-old wisdom from her own mother
when she was a child. You're probably familiar with the hoary old
saying "Act in haste, repent at leisure", another caution not to rush
and make mistakes, which will then take more time to fix.
If you're trying to develop a healthier habit or learn a new skill,
this can similarly be frustrating, as you plod along and seem to
take a very long time to reach any level of mastery, where you don't
feel like you're all thumbs. Remember the old NYC joke about how to get
to Carnegie Hall? The answer is "Practice, practice, practice!". If what
you are hoping to achieve was simple and straightforward, it wouldn't
be such a triumph when you finally get there. Just keep going!
As you proceed toward your goal, take a moment to look back behind
you at what you've accomplished so far, and to congratulate yourself.
Often we're so focused on forging ahead and making progress, we can
forget how far we've come already. Recall the obstacles you avoided,
or maybe ran right into and then recovered. Appreciate that survivor's
attitude, seeing yourself as the hero you are.
One of my personal triumphs has been reducing my severe nearsightedness,
with the related accomplishment of getting better at connecting with
other people. For me the two are similar, as in the past I did not
want to reach out visually, or socially. Now I enjoy looking and seeing,
noticing in a curious (not desperate) way, and I also enjoy interacting.
Every night I write a short note about what happened during the day which
I'm grateful for, and my close relationships, plus some visual delight, are
usually on that list. As you continue to tackle your problems, please don't
forget to count your many blessings.
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Enjoy the second half of your April.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!