Approaching of the end of it, only 4 articles to write! And today shall be down once again to the “Craft the life you want” series with its final episode about gathering the necessary tools to make my life a masterpiece. And I start the list of tool with already some complicated issues.
Even if I could desperately use one right now, I’m having a hard time to find one. Most of it because of my unhealthy habit to keep everything for me. I obviously think about someone but it is rather complicated (I am a rational person except for this). Anyway, this part is under serious consideration and it has been since a few months. Can’t tell more. Sorry.
A mastermind group.
I sort of tried this sort of emulation during my university time. I started with a friend some sort of a friendship/working group. It was quite enjoyable actually to gather together in order to work and study. But I had a hard time trying to focus myself around other people and I realised I study better alone. I can’t focus on a subject for 3 of 4 hours straight. I need to do a lot of breaks to clear my mind of what I just learn and go back at it half an hour later to keep on studying. This kind of behaviour, along with some others relationship issues, was quite badly seen and I was sort of casted out.
Another mastermind group I could experience was when I was working in England where it was quite easy to regroup between “Students” or even between “French”. Every night after work, we gathered together and shared the latest news of the day, the latest cock-ups of management and so on. We laugh a lot and when someone was in trouble, we thought together about a solution and tried to make it real. It didn’t last long but it was the best group I could experience. Maybe once I’ll know exactly where I’m going, I’ll be able to form or join a new one.
No problem about this point, some articles of this blog could be considered as livejournal entries. It is a shame though I only keep a journal on when I’m abroad. Even if, every night when I’m in bed, I spend almost an hour thinking about this and that. I would kill for a machine capable of writing down the thoughts I could have during those pre-nights. But I’m afraid there would be a lot of paper involved and a lot of recurrences as well.
As for the pocket note book, I also do this sort of things. But I’m really keen on using backs of envelopes or sheets of paper to do so. It is not very organised and sometime it is hard to remember what I’ve noted down. Perhaps, I should dedicate a special notebook to it.
Being cut off from the Internet right now, it is not easy to try the one listed in the article. But I’ll try to get back on that.
Suggested reading for crafting the life you want.
As I am currently out of stuff to read, I might be tempted to order one of the book listed. So, it is another point I should check out later.
The most important tool of all.
Discipline. Yes, of course. But for me I would add motivation, conviction, passion, a dash of boldness and a lot of balls to do what I want to achieve.