This week I am celebrating my improved observation skills. I have noticed that I am making great progress on this journey toward improved self-awareness and self-control. My week has been filled with an over abundance of obstacles and frustrations. Some have been minor some almost overwhelming. Nonetheless, I have stayed the course. I have hung in there and persisted, achieving success in each case wow. Here are a couple of examples.
It was almost as if I were a bird purchased on my shoulder watching me. I was sending out a meeting notice by both iphone and email. I did not know how to attach a text message to the SMS message. I immediately sought YouTube and Google for solutions. I did not find my answer. However I did learn how to attach a picture. Great, I snapped the document I wanted to send and sent the photo (image was small) which got the job done. This task took me about an hour to complete. Next since the meeting I am holding is to be by conference call, I needed to learn this procedure. YouTube, my trusty advisor, immediately provided answers. This process took an additional 30 minutes. While learning how to make a conference call I noticed info about recording a call. I decided this would also be useful for my upcoming meeting.
Now I am a veteran pc using but a novice iphone user. So I had to search for apps [preferably free] for use in recording calls. As an aside, I discovered more info on changing my voice than recording the call. Why? Is the software world ready to support criminals in fleecing the public? Hmmm. Well, I downloaded a couple of apps and have selected one that I will use. The point of this long story is to let you share some of the frustrations I experienced but did not let conquer me. Moreover, I never even considered stopping or quitting. I am proud to say subby and I have internalized “do it now’”.
As I completed each task I experienced a feeling of joy and satisfaction that is hard to describe. Winners win and I am a winner. Thanks for allowing me to toot my horn of success.
When I began this post I was focused on my enduring until completion of the task [persistence]. However, after I viewed the video below I realized that my attitude was more that of patience. I did not doubt that I would achieve the object I was seeking. Talk about having and allowing yourself room to grow and change. I believe this flexibility that I am experiencing is another positive outcome of the MKMMA journey.
[If I can display this level of patience/persistence for one task, I can do it with any task. The key is to ‘persist’ and not give up or give in.]
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