No this is not a tech or a geek blog, this is as humane and as related to our second innings as our mid life crises. They say we are what we eat see hear and believe, well said so, this reminds me of the “famous law of diminishing marginal returns” in economics, to simply put it, it means that with every unit increase in any one input in production we may not get a proportionate increase in output beyond a certain limit” as it says overdoing any one thing does not mean that it will give us same quantum desired results. Simplest example is with increase in fertilizer or oil in your machine you can not keep overdoing it because it increases performance, well it will but only till a certain level, then it will give results in a diminishing way.
While our macro environment has changed dramatically, does that call for some inner rebooting for one’s micro environment to relearn, unlearn and learn to adapt to the changing circumstances.
Food for thought –
What is that one thing that keeps lingering your mind all the time and what is it that it makes you feel that it is beyond your control to change any part of it? For me it has been my weight and my professional ambition of becoming a coach, and the way my self confidence has taken shape into self doubt in such a subtle way that I did not even realize it. How many changes have we been a part of and how many are desirable? Think back and analyse what part of “you” have you lost to the pressure of time, and where you are now. Think of this only once. Are you the same ambitious and hungry and happy you ?
So this lockdown, I decide to create a version 2.0 of myself where I will make some changes to the overall being me part and ensure that I reach my milestone of writing a book once day with a lot of positivity, that’s how I would like to live after I am gone. You may wonder what does weight have to with becoming a writer, I first want to fix the broken portions of my flight that are not important to flying the machine but to maintain the aesthetics. Would you board a plane that is broken and shattererd and that does not give the thrust as as strong as it takes to fly. The look of the plane being how I want to be and the thrust being my mind powerful enough to have the courage to have ambitions again. That’s where the version 2.0 came calling, when I could not see my own pictures and when I did not like my own company, can it get any worse than this ?
Whats up with me now ?
I plan to share my learning and experience with you, and love you all to be a part of my transformation journey. I read it on “The monk who sold his ferrari” that goal when declared in Public builds a pressure to commit to it. So lets see, if this is the nudge I need.
What new I did learn on my Day Zero ?
Something very interesting I read today in the book that I am reading “How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie is :
“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand”- Thomas Carlyle
Another quick tip from my weight loss journey, is that, it does not mean how you crave to eat the incorrect and feed your addiction hormones with it or to see how much you ate or want to eat. All it needs is a simple filtering mechanism, to screen the food and make a decision in that quick one moment, whether it takes me towards my goal or it doesn’t. If it does not you know what to do then
See you all soon with my next update soon. Stay safe stay sound !