Moonpath: Week 4
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Last week, we met Cedar Snufflegort. She's becoming an herbalist and using some Moonpath techniques to help her along the way. Already, she's learning how to protect her braincave from monstrous memes (and you can, too!). If you're just joining us, make sure to check out our first post on what the Moonpath is and how to join us!
Through all of our weeks on the Moonpath I've been talking about the importance of creating small goals (and no more than three!) that can be easily accomplished within a seven day period.
Now I'm going to suggest that you throw all of that out the window.
Here's the thing. Sometimes you need to go all in and take on a gigantic task within a short period of time. Perhaps it's because you only have a limited amount of time to accomplish a task. Or maybe you've been putting it off and off for the perfect moment to arrive, when really you just need to do it. (Hence the espresso patronum cup at the top of the page.)
The important point of the wild, throw-your-schedule-out-the-door, and let's-get-it-done tactic is that it is to be done once in a blue moon - not as an ongoing approach to life. Why? Because when we're using up all of our resources at a high level of performance all the time we can burn out. Then nothing gets done.
The gifts of the just-get-it-done approach are many:
- You're done!
- Working in the intensity of a short period of time can be an excellent crucible for not only accomplishing the task at hand but inspiring you further for new adventures!
- No, really, you're done!
Have you ever thrown caution (or planning!) to the wind and just got-it-done? I have. More than once, actually, including when it came to writing hundreds of pages of classroom material, learning to draw and then creating illustrations, dozens of study guides, and building a private learning community for the Lunar Apothecary (which I did in about 2 sleepless and, truthfully, delirious months). It's not something I necessarily recommend, but then again, it was what I needed to do. Sometimes you make your rules and then sometimes you break them. Post about your get-it-done adventures below!