On Resolving to Rest
I need to set a good pace when it comes to work most definitely. I have boundaries, but I don't always respect them so in turn neither do other people. I have been making slow progress but progress none the less. Thank you for sharing this analogy the way you did...it's been super helpful and encouraging for me.
Started Heavy at your urging and whew...I am only sad that I waited so long to pick it up. Will share my thoughts about it once I'm finished.
Setting the goal and then hard pressed to reach it. Wow did that sound familiar and did finding the pace sound like an inviting option.
Look forward to the reviews.
I entered into this year in a new relationship—beautiful and good and challenging and uncharted territory. I feel all of this. Wanting to prioritize & enjoy it, but not forsake other relationships or myself, and also not always be concerned with where we’re going (the future). I’m finding my stride. :) This resonated with me, thank you!
You always bring it. I just want to be able to keep learning while on this earthly journey. Thank you for your time, John O
Can't wait for the book review! Or should i go ahead and read them all?
I'm a completer-finisher, highly driven goal-oriented person. I'm also working out my notice period from a CEO role leading a charity. (Your post 'most people die on the way down' dropped the day after I resigned, and was another welcome confirmation that my tough decision was the right one.)
I also have an obsession with finishing things. I'm sitting with an open year ahead. I don't know what it will become, but I am committed to shifting over to a new operating system -- one that allows me to actually live and enjoy life.
Looking at your book list, you might be interested to read 'When the heart waits' by Sue Monk Kidd. Thanks.
I know I'm late to the party but this one got me wondering if you've read these two books. I can't tell if you'll be overjoyed to find them picking up the same things you are laying down here, or if some of your language in this post is already informed by them! Would love to hear if you've read them and if not, what you think if you add them into the 30-minutes-a-day mix. They are both so helpful to me. Anyway:
1) Atomic Habits by James Clear (especially on the outcomes v. process goals)
2) The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley
It took me until February 21 to read this cuz I didn't want to get convicted ha! Thanks for this John, I needed this.