Mar 04

Disconnected from who I am

There are periods when I get really immersed in some of my work. These are very productive times, and I get a lot done. But there can be a price to this flurry of productivity. It is a disconnection from who I am.

I stop doing the things I love. This includes taking walks, reading, spending time with friends, and writing music. Then I reach a critical point such as I did three days ago and realize I need a radical adjustment.

Tony Robbins has a great metaphor that describes this setting. He talks about like as a wheel with spokes. All of the spokes need to be working or the wheel gets completely out of balance. That’s what happens to me when I work too many hours and neglect the rest of my like.

Now I am once again connected to who I am, and it feels good.