My favorite quotes this week are from scroll 1
“The answer is simple. I will commence my journey unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience. Nature has already supplied me with the knowledge and instinct far greater than any beast in the forest and the value of experience is overrated, usually by old men who nod wisely and speak stupidly.”
The first quote describes almost all of us. We have habits both good and bad. But they are “our” habits and sometimes we claim ownership of restaurant, bars, chairs soft drinks, wheat bread and even television shows and movies. I have heard so many people say for example “I’ve got to have MY Mountain Dew for breakfast” or “I’ve got to watch MY shows” i.e Survivor, The Bachelor/ Bachelorette. Many of those stuck on TV shows buy the entire DVD set of the shows of every season even if they have seen every episode. They now are dumping them in online garage sales. I’m not against a little TV watching but “owning” them literally means they own you by taking your time and money. Your subconscious mind “Subby” hears this and reinforces it and it becomes hard to get free of that bad habit and lock that unlocked door. When we can become a slave to many good habits the bad ones will become useless and will fade away.
The second quote hit me square in the face. Hey “you need a ton of useless information?” Ask Michael he will save you time because he has enough for all of you +1. I now say “Mike has much less useless information and prunes the stack everyday.” I work in the IT (Information technology) field and information can be a gold mine but it can also be a parking boot for the brain and paralyze you in your tracks.
I’m building a better habit of learning just what I need and not waste my life cycles getting, cataloging and storing so much just in case someone needs it.
We also love to talk about the”Good old days” and say “Back in the Day” as if that information will always solve any problem at hand. It can be amusing to reminisce but just because something worked way back when doesn’t mean we can’t figure it out ourselves.
Week 2 is almost over and I am enjoying the skills that are being built and therefore can become part of my good habit portfolio. Saw literally hundreds of blue rectangles. In this area they look like this are along the street in front of every house. My DMP was harder to write this week as I really had to focus on exactly who I want to be and who can I serve with my better habits. This was a good . Next week will be better.
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.