Personal v Impersonal
If, Else Statements inside my Head
Whenever I think of something or produce anything my first port of call is to take it personally or impersonally. It reminds me of an if, else statement in programming. My if personal logic leads me to lines of inquiry that inevitably keep me stuck inside my own head. If statements such as
The list is endless and as you can imagine it is a list linked with uncomfortable emotions and very little space for growth.
At this initial stage there has always been another line of logic open to me. Ironically, the more I learn to take things personally the less I see of this line of inquiry. This is impersonal logic. Impersonal logic if, else statements are more closely aligned with how the real world works. The logic looks a little like this:
Impersonal logic allows me to look at real time feedback. When I operate with impersonal logic my irrelevant personal thinking drops away, this in turn allows me to operate with more clarity in the moment and it frees my time up to produce more and worry less.
Did this blog post help you? Can you think of an area you struggle with where you tend to take things personally? Would you like to have a clearer head? If you have any insights, questions or recommendations feel free to leave a comment or drop me an e-mail.