A comment from Ken “What I was able to do was ‘start again’ and consider myself to be rock bottom at everything and be ok with this. From then on, rather like the “glass half-full” idea, I took anything and everything that I happened to do right or well as a bonus. If I made improvements in anything I learned – even if everyone else around me was better – I rejoiced and delighted that I had ‘bettered myself’.”
I tend to feel driven, like there is a big flywheel inside me that never stops spinning. And it’s hard for me to stop, to sit, to relax. It seems the to do list is always so long and time is so short (but that’s only part of it; I think the flywheel would be there anyway.)
When we do accomplish/complete something, it is important to pause to relish it, to feel good, to enjoy the sense of relief, to give ourselves a pat on the back, not just rush into the next thing. Otherwise there is no positive feedback for completing/getting something done. Life is one long unending chore. This does not help motivate us or make the next thing easier to do. Instead – Congratulations!! You did it!