I know I am smart. That’s what they tell me. Smarty Pants was a nickname I earned when I was a kid. And I vaguely remember my IQ was on the above average point on the smarts graph… Though all things being relative… I was not the smartest smarty pants in my family… Lots of brilliance was shining high above me… So it’s not a question of intelligence… But one of focus.
I try to do too many things at the same time and nothing gets done. I have too many ideas and I want to do them all…. In fact if I don’t manage three projects at once I get bored… My desk at work is a mess at the moment. I think I am entering a vortex moment when swirling concepts clog my synapsids and my eyes won’t stop blinking.
Is this normal?
A good friend who practices eastern meditation and an occasional yoga pose while he is driving (honest!) gave me some good words of wisdom to follow: Do what you are doing.
That’s it. Just those four words. Do what you are doing.
I have tried it, but half way through watching a training video, I start opening my email, get distracted by a question from a client, stop watching the video and then decide to fetch the snail mail, then it’s lunch, a phone call, more email, then a quick design, and then! Oh, yeah! Gotta finish that video. Where was I?… Duh? Have to start watching from the beginning.
Sigh… My brain won’t stay still. They’ve got a name for this type of behavior. And it ain’t pretty. Any advice?