I’ve been reading quite a lot lately. I’ve also done a LOT of re-reading for various reasons. It was only when I put all the books I’ve read in the past two and a half months together in a photograph that I realized that I’ve been reading at a pace which is unprecedented in my life. Of course, I’m going through them with different levels of intention, intensity and focus. But the point is, it just hit me how much things have changed. I used to have a very hard time reading, focusing and REALLY struggled with retaining information. It used to depress me. I almost cannot believe how much things have changed. I didn’t learn to read better or take courses on how to retain information. I didn’t take any supplements to improve my memory and focus. What I did was improve my entire system. I got out of survival mode. I meditated. I improved my health. I cleared my mind, shifted my perspective, changed my script and started worrying less. I started making good moves in life. I judged myself less. I became more process oriented. I got more engaged with my creative expression through music. I started enjoying life. I started finding my voice, learned and experienced new things. I improved my chess game (which to this day is not something I particularly enjoy). I got more structured. What you see in the picture, gentlemen, is a byproduct of either some or all of that and I didn’t even realize it was happening. It creeped up on me and surprised me.
Not sure what to say other than that any and all improvement matters and has an effect in many more dimensions than you might realize.
I hope that encourages you not to take any improvement in your life lightly and to continue building and not lose momentum.