The Thing - That Damn Frickin Thing

We have many things going on in our life. The one top priority item: the most important one for your life and the game changing item, should ideally deserve most of your focus.  But for most of the people, that's not what happens. Because we have these other things going on and "the everyday" to run. We just can't seem to be able to accommodate this top priority item in our busy schedule.

What's The Next Big Thing In Your Life?
What's The Next Big Thing In Your Life?

You can't be forgetting the actual game in the pursuit of side quests. But that's what happens and it's actually more like your brain inventing more and more side quests to avoid or escape "The Thing". You just avoid thinking about it, as it just seems to trigger anxiety and panic attack. But you know you can never actually ignore it, it's lurks in the dark shadows of your brain waiting for any thread of thought it can catch and jump into spotlight.

You can tick off a million to-dos, but that damn Thing, still being not done, disturbs you and undermines all your other work.
It's easy to write a blog post about it than to actually work on it(see what I did here?)

Why do we avoid it?

Is it because it seems impossible?
If we don't attempt, we will forever have that nagging doubt and regret about this Thing. So it's better to fail than never attempting.

Don't know how to do it? Don't even know where to start? How do I even approach it?
Are you saying that out of the so many people around and so many online resources and forums, nothing will give you any clue at all on where to start? Reach out for people who have done it already and ask(beg) them for pointers. Check online forums where The Thing is being discussed instead of checking yet another GOT theory.

Giant never ending deed? 
Chances are this deed is probably something that takes days or months or even years. We got to maintain same state of mind and context every single day. We can't exhaust ourselves to death one month only to lose the context next month and do something else. How do you do that? How do you get consistent?

1. We have to make it a regular part of our routine, keep it close to us all the time, make it feel less alien to us.
2. This one may or may not be possible: we have to try to make it a good part of our lives, not something which we grudgingly do. We have to make it fun(AIB: Alia ko Alia ke style me sikhaana hoga), at least till we get into our natural flow and rhythm.

You just hate it and don't want any part of it?
Okay, this is a complicated scenario altogether. You may want to do some soul searching and ask yourself why you have to do something which you hate.

Or is it just way too a big deal and will have a huge impact on so many things - be it positive or negative?
You don't like the person you want to become? Change gives the heebidabajeebies to anyone - until it becomes part of your routine. We just need to make peace with this fact. Don't get stuck in routine fearing the next level of your life.


The easy things will always be there tempting you, they are not wrong, they are just not what you should actually be doing. They are more like the sand that can be added in the last to the jar, which is first filled with stones and pebbles. So first go do The Thing!


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