Evolution

Pity those who don’t make use of life’s circumstances to grow and evolve.

Pity those whose response to adversity is limited to “poor me, the victim”.

Pity them as they won’t evolve.

Do-You-Have-a-Victim-Mentality-at-Work

 

Be glad you are not like them.

(Related reading: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/)

 

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Too much

Advice, please?

Too much happened and is happening. To share all means reporting on recent events which, honestly, don’t make sense unless I also share full background info.

That would be a big, big task. Too much, too much.

There is a term on Facebook called Vaguebooking. Brief posts that allude to interesting news with zero details. A teaser. A subtle prologue. It leaves readers with that itch that must be scratched; the enlightened ones may send private message hoping to learn of more details.

Right now, right here, that’s how I feel. Is Vagueblogging a thing? I am bursting with updates, ideas, and questions.  Yet, nothing can or should be shared out of context.

Plus, my intention is to engage, exchange and learn – not to broadcast.

What would you do? Just write? Include an “About” page to provide background info? Post a series to tell my story, in separate posts? What’s your experience regarding long tell-it-all posts vs. shorter ones?

 

It’s not writer’s block.

I need an outlet and have, for years, blogged extremely infrequently to get my thoughts out there. Just out there, preferably with accidental readers, but okay too if none.

I attributed my failure to establish the blogging habit to  (1) lack of discipline (2) writer’s block. But now I have a third explanation that may help me to move the needle.

On (1). It was a nonsense thought, now I see. There just hasn’t been a solid reason or meaningful incentive for me to blog. Except to get musings out there and over the years Facebook has become my go-to channel.

On (2). My “writer’s block” is very situational. In particular, it only happens when I am actually on WordPress (i.e. the “official” blog place). On Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc., struggles are rare, be it for professional or personal purposes.

Stepping back, I wonder if my self-inflicted pressure of “proper blogging” has been holding me back. Blogging sounds so much more serious than merely posting. Blogging ought to be relatively strategic, with a clear goal and audience. Blogging must be more than a few words; ideally a well-constructed piece with a beginning, a middle, and an end.

My Aha moment?

So here’s to a new mindset, where right here on WordPress, I will write just to tell you something. It may be a sentence, it may be a long tale, it may be a link or a picture. Something du jour.

Afterall, blogging actually comes from the word “Web Logging”. So here I am, just logging along!

13 Months of blogging gap!

I don’t write professionally (ha, of course you can tell), nor do I have any followers per se. But once or twice, over the years, some of you kind people responded which made me very happy.

THIRTEEN months had passed between my last and second last post. The timestamps are really a testimony to the fact that lots have happened and that survival/growth/evolution period could only be done  away from writing (in public).

I think I may be ready to blog publicly WHILE managing challenges now. I am at a different stage. Or perhaps, just perhaps, some of you can resonate.

Till next post.

Lemons and Lemonade

“I am making tonnes of lemonade!” I exclaimed during many one-on-one deep work-life conversations with peers.

For me, there’s nothing cliche about this catchphrase, as it captures a significant thread in my life in the past 6 years or so.

Very happy to get to this point, this moment, where I can share what I call my Lemonade Stories.

It’s a bit of a cryptic post – just need to get it out there right now 🙂 Thanks and hope you are having a good day.