TORI WEST

005 – Falling short then picking back up again

I missed last weeks and yesterday’s memo
Apologies… I set myself a goal to post each week and haven’t hit it.

It’s okay to fall short of a goal set. What is not okay is to accept the shortfall and then think there is no point in continuing. So I am picking up where I left off.

I lost some momentum on writing. I got overwhelmed with work responsibilities after my heptathlon. I usually take some time off around competitions to focus on athletics. This can interrupt my work routine and it feels like I lose a great deal of momentum. I end up with a backlog of work and it takes a while to get back on track.

Lately, my time has been consumed by liasing with people, setting up systems and business administration. This takes away from my creative flow and ability to do the work I love. However, if I can delegate out tasks now, I can free up my time to work on things I know bring the most value on the goals I have.

So in my micro day to day tasks I have a rather large backlog task list. But in the macro, I have set things in motion that will pay off long term. So keeping this perspective eases the annoyance of feeling behind on tasks.

Life has seasons. Busy seasons. Hard Seasons. Good Seasons. Dry Seasons.

Sometimes things flow beautifully. Success feels effortless. Then there are times of chaos. And it feels uncontrollable.

My theory is seasons of beautiful flow are are built in tough times. And the only way you can build these pathways is in the present. Setting intentions and goals now.

The future is a thought, the past is a memory. All you have is now.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …

Ecclesiates 3:1-22

About Me

I’m a digital developer, heptathlete and creator. I like writing about wellness, perichoresis, web3.0 and athletics.

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