We’ve discussed about Journal as a space to reflect our observations, in the previous entry. For some, it may not be as easy as we expect. Why? It’s important to be aware that the reason why we see things the way we see is due to the PATTERN that we’ve developed.
Perhaps, we get used to being directed by others. In school, for example, our performance is driven by our grades, and the ecosystem pushes us to focus on such things. As such, the pattern that we have developed tends to put more focus on our grades.
Furthermore, when we have a ‘career’ in a company, our environment pushes us to focus on output. And again, we might join the ‘mainstream’, pushing our company’s performance and having the tendency to disregard our own, true performance.
We are influenced by our surroundings so strongly, that we might forget about our own feelings. We cease to care whether or not our ecosystem’s progress is our progress and the ecosystems’ productivity, our productivity. In the end, we have developed the pattern to look outwards, driven by others, looking for directions that we can’t seem to provide ourselves.
It’s time to change. We are the director of our own life, and it’s time that we develop our own pattern to observe inwardly.
It does not mean that by observing ourselves, we’re neglecting our performance (grades or output). Observing ourselves is just the beginning. The prerequisite. It will ENLIGHTEN us as to who we are, what we stand for, and the reason we exist. Once this clarity is embraced, productivity will be realized. Along with happiness.
It’s time we observe ourselves. Now. Soon is not enough.