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I sometimes have the same problem with the priority thing.

I call it living in the sequence vortex. One thing leads to the next and the next and the next. . . .

The skill I am learning is to ask myself "Where am I headed today?" and then I can focus my attention on that. It is sometimes tough to do when I know just doing this one little thing won't take much time even if it isn't relevant for where I want to be.

I am beginning to think it is a skill like any other. Once you master it it becomes habit. Someone told me this story when I felt like I wasn't making progress on something I was trying to change.

Like the story of the guy who walks down the street falls in the hole. The next day he walks down the same street sees the hole and falls in it anyway. The next day he walks down the street sees the hole and stops and turns the other direction. Finally one day he no longer goes down that same street.

My life has been about mastering myself, my ideas, my behaviors. It has been amazing to watch myself when I don't go down those old streets anymore, there are so many other pathways!

I like you like to have lots of tools in my tool box. It is one reason I like to have dialog with others. So I can find new things fo the old toolbox!


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