What exactly do you want out of life, and what are you doing to make that happen?
Are you happy where you are?
What does your best life look like?
It is funny what thoughts hit your head first thing in the morning.
I once heard a college professor say there are “goal oriented” people and “task oriented” people. Both are needed in our world.
Goal oriented folks have their goals before them, for example, an end goal in mind. Like a football player running for a touchdown, even if they have to zig zag across the field, they keep running.
Tackled. That happens too. People and situations often try to take you down when you are headed to your goal.
Or maybe you are the force taking yourself down. (Self defeating thoughts do that.)
But you get up and keep going.
Task oriented people could be equated to waffle squares.
They work in one square at a time and absolutely will not work on anything else until that is finished. Some say this is like obsessive compulsive behavior. Yet they also get the job done, whatever it is. Interruptions are annoying. Let me finish this task.
I believe there are also spaghetti times. The abstract random, noodle approach to life, creativity abounds, but where it comes from and where it is going, who knows.
I also believe that most of us have spaghetti times of our lives. Cook the noodles too long, they stick together in one big glob. Try to get half done spaghetti out of the pot, it goes everywhere.
In our pursuit of our personal, spiritual and work lives, it is good to have a friend or counselor who can help detangle the spaghetti of our lives.
I have one friend whom I trust with everything. This person can ask a couple probing questions, then bam.
It all makes sense.
Counselors can do the same thing.
So can life coaches.
Personally, I have a few people that I consider mentors or voices of reason.
Where did we come from, and where are we going?
Meanwhile, observe the lighted bottle above. I made these as Christmas gifts last year for 2020, The Year of Light.
(Little did we know how much we would need that Light this year.)
The little wire strands look almost tangled by daylight. Turn it on, and the lights are like fireflies.
May your days of spaghetti make more sense to you as you see that even those have purpose.