Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just What Works

It’s all we can generally afford to do; anything else than this—from this viewpoint—is a gross luxury.

This is an approach to life and to living that makes a statement in the effuse object of doing what is fit for the moment and that’s it; it may even sound a little ‘legal,’ but truly doing just what works that moment is hitting the target of life every time—as an ideal to strive for.

Not Doing Things That Waste Time or Resources

Sometimes there are many options; too many options. This defeats our sense of congruity and produces dissonance toward indecisiveness. This is clearly no good.

Whilst we’re in the consideration phase, we do take the time to assess the best things to do, but after that, after we decide, we go for it; unless, that is, our second thoughts prove worthy allies.

Not Getting Confused for the Way to Go

Sometimes we stumble over the way ahead purely because the way ahead is blocked, every which seeming way. We are refuted with every assault coming on us and before long we’re completely flummoxed in ‘the frustrating’.

Here we find a quick way that gets us through—something that works—and we do it with clinical precision.

Dealing with the Crisis

We may not be apt at thinking in these terms, but we miss a huge opportunity for not doing it. We therefore could.

Just what works deals with the crisis both in an effective way, and in effective ways.

Generally, the ‘crisis mentality’ of doing just what each moment requires, enough to mortgage a segment of peace big enough to rest on, is being sensible, cautiously prudent and wise.

Specifically, there are ways we interact with our world that brings enormous benefit by simply being focused each moment. These focused moments are not tiring, they’re inspiring; not negative, but positive—as we make key differences in our personal and interpersonal worlds, and those worlds beyond in cases.

Just what works negates and deals appositely with the ‘head in the sand’ approach.

The motivating spur:

“People can forget to be afraid.”

~Simon Schubach.

Please do not read this wrongly. What this quote means is far too many of us get complacent with life and our growth. There is a healthy, motivating fear. Originally stated in the context of the slack thinking that promotes major industrial accidents—killing people by process upsets, explosions and the like—it merely says that human beings are notoriously apt at not harnessing opportunities as they come.

Just what works does this. It looks for the opportunities as they’re coming and takes them on.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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