I had my groove on. I was all action.
I was acting so fast I failed to notice when the results were not favourable.
I could not, would not, did not stop.
Fatigue was building, immense tiredness.
Happiness dwindled, bliss non-existent, life became difficult.
Time to pause, stop, rejuvenate and refuel.
An opportunity to reflect, look back, assess outcomes.
Understand and acknowledge the wins, plan for more of these.
Notice the changes to the environment, the growth in those around me, the introduction of new technologies.
Understand the frustrations, the challenges and the areas for improvement.
Endless thinking, dwelling, journalling, musing, reading, absorbing.
This magnificent period of stillness gave birth to new ideas and opportunities.
The research began, the strategizing and the planning.
The reflection continued and the ideas continued to flow. Then more research, more planning.
The cycle continued reflect, generate ideas, research, plan.
Action had been replaced with reflection.
Ideas and possibilities rained down upon me, I was soaking in them.
Decision making suffered, self-doubt increased and fear grew.
Once again happiness dwindled and bliss was at risk.
The time had come to progress. To make decisions, finalise plans and take action.
My happiness depends upon both action and reflection.
Do you lean towards action or reflection? Does your happiness ever suffer?