What would happen if I dissolved my time soakers? The things that keep me busy, but don’t fill me with a personal sense of purpose?
Perhaps it is time to find out.
In my mind, I have always thought that voicing something made it true. Words spoken would make it fact. Something that can’t be fixed, altered or taken back.
My father’s death was one of them. There have been many examples.
But does it make it true?
My early morning routine has been called into question several times, mostly by my confused night owl friends. They can’t understand the compulsion to wake up bright and early to write, read or just fill my creative tank.
I get up early because no one else is up. I get up because no one is sending me emails or hijacking my agenda for their own needs. I get up because my muse is early riser.
However, the real reason I get up early is because I suffer from creative guilt . . . a painful, soul-crushing disease that makes devalues how I choose to express myself.
There are times my inner elephant, a side of me that resists change even when it is in my best interests, needs a bit of a push in the right direction. Luckily, Chip & Dan Heath has written a map for people like me.