As I write, I feel I’ve been looking for directions for a long while. Since from the earlier entry ‘So, What’s Next?’, I’ve been suspecting that I now know as much as I need to; enough to feel reasonably sure that I’ve an approach to life that’s valid. This is all good news.
If I was going to summarize which are the key things I’ve come to believe, I’d say –
- looking for certainty is a mistake. Whatever you’re doing in life, you should always been looking to learn. And with learning comes change.
- always be looking for ways to get the most out of your life now – not at some time in the future but right now. Because the blunt truth is that your life could end tomorrow.
Those are pretty simple things. They are also things that are far easier to say than they are to live by. And, of course, there’s plenty more to working about an approach to life than a couple of easy-to-say statements.
I’m know that any lessons I’ve learned need to be flexible if they’re to be of any use to others. After all, we are all individuals and to varying extents we are all different. And any lessons I’ve learned also need to be readily understandable – and they need to be explained too.
With all of that in mind, I think now is the right time for me to pause ‘Getting Directions’. I will leave it aside for six months or so, and then I’ll try to look at it as a whole with – hopefully – reasonably fresh eyes.
And then? Well, I am very aware that I’ve published all the ‘Getting Directions’ content as I went along – indeed, I said from the outset that that’s what I was going to do. My thinking is that I will need to rework it all – to tidy it up, remove repetition, and try to ensure it’s both clear and useful. That’s the plan … so let’s see what happens..