We write notes, albeit more and more digital nowadays, to ourselves all the time e.g. reminders, calendar events, to-dos. I’ve been thinking about cues/triggers/prompts a lot lately as I’m trying to institute new behaviors and habits. However, I do not leave little notes to myself to change.
Some amount of recording(present) or touchstone(future) or memorabilia(past) is necessary to mark the way and this drip has reminded me, much like a to-do note, that I need to chunk the change prompts into something more actionable, more practice-able.
One of the things that I thought would be interesting (translation: fun thing that takes me away from the work) would be to write my own guest appearance at an interview.
Q: Tell me about how you started down this path?
A: Blah, blah, blah
Q: What were some of the things that didn’t work for you along the way?
and so forth. Fundamentally acknowledging the future hurdles, the struggles, the probable/potential failures and where I grew. While a great thought experiment, it really doesn’t leave me to being open to all the possibilities of the world. It’s a fixed way of thinking with a story that I live into. On the flip side, it does expose a lot of my personal biases.
I’ll start with the baby, actionable steps for now and see what comes up during my future reflections. Thank you so much for putting together the drip and prompting me and others to reflect and develop the habit of reflection.