|Measuring One's Growth|
|How to aim a fart I think...poor tree.|
An example I'll share was a simple visualization exercise I had been performing for weeks and weeks trying to perfect or master it. It's a simple technique of visualizing a pendulum swinging back and forth, the point of the exercise was to visualize this arcing movement for a set period of time without losing the visualization as well as keeping the arc of the pendulum consistent. Sounds simple right? Yeah, that's what I thought too. This exercise kicked my ass, when I could keep the imaginary pendulum in sight for a few minutes the thing would start misbehaving and not swing in it's perfect arc (how in the hell an imaginary object misbehaves is beyond me) and would begin doing circles or figure 8's. I kept this exercise up diligently practicing everyday, multiple times a day, no way was I going to let an imaginary pendulum get the better of me. So long story short the imaginary pendulum got the better of me, this was a big let down to me that I couldn't control such a simple construct for a set period of time. I should be able to do this I'M A MAGICIAN after all, I bend reality, cause change at my whim and make a pretty mean bowl of cereal! Well a few months later I was looking through one of my notebooks looking for something completely unrelated when I stumbled across my old foe once again. I looked ahead and noticed that although my visualizations had gotten better I hadn't realized it as I had been so focused on that one particular goal I lost sight of the benefits I had gained.
So having said that I invite all of you to take a journey back through time and revisit your journals. Especially if your feeling like your not making progress, or things are slowing. Look back and see just how far you have really come and take a minute to congratulate, appreciate and motivate yourself to push forward and then get back to work.
|Until we meet again...you bastard.|