A GTD Eureka! moment

by oneafrikan on January 8, 2009

It’s funny how one often finds clarity and purpose when one isn’t actually spending time doing the thing you need clarity for, to achieve your purpose.

This evening I was at a hockey training session, where we did a tactics whiteboard with the coach, (which was awesome – thanks Russ, Trid and Kiwi), and a fast 20 min run in the freezing cold. It was during the run at about 75% of the distance that I had a brief moment of Eureka!, where everything clicked into place for me about something that has been troubling me for a while now… so I’m already trying it out and so far the results are good. This has been one of those pivotal moments for me…

I don’t want to go into the detail of what it is here ‘cos that’s not the point, but what is interesting for me, is that my mind is a) back to being creative and b) working subconsciously. I’ve been teetering on the edge of a solution for ages now, and it’s finally clicked into place ;-)

So the take home for me is that I need to encourage those states of “being away from the desk” so that I can let my mind wander around solutions; and that I should also give my mind concrete things to think about – the first step of which is getting my mental RAM clear.

And that’s all – just wanted to share that, and log it for my own reference in time to come… ;-)

2 comments

The Buddha calls that: a moment of enlightenment.

Contrary to popular belief: being enlightened is not a permanent state, but a state that one is able to get to, over and over again.

Although, what I find fascinating is that the answer was always there,,,

*recites a mantra.

by lebogang nkoane on January 8, 2009 at 6:44 am. Reply #

Yup, me too dude ;-)

by Gareth Knight on January 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm. Reply #

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