Here I am, sitting at my laptop… no iPad for me as I love the sensual taptaptap of the keys in response to my fingers. And as I digress, I remind myself that we all need to digress on purpose sometimes.
No, it’s not a bad thing however much you were told to ‘PAY ATTENTION!’ or ‘STOP DREAMING!’
You and I need digression to keep our Passion juicily nourished. And, incidentally, help the little grey cells to keep firing on target.
I’m talking about cross-fertilisation here…
A cross fertilisation of ideas, perceptions and attitudes which sometimes might challenge you but will always help you to stay fresh to learning and the worlds inside and outside of you..
So, if you’re a Conservative read something from the socialist press. If you’re a gym bunny give track running a go. If you’re into child rearing, go listen to some classical music after the latest bout of ‘I want, I want…’ and hear what it tells you. If you’re into personal development studies… like me… go read a swash buckling novel or a sci-fi fantasy and check out the new message it has to inform your work.
To paraphrase the amazing Mae West, “A bit of digression can be wonderful!”
Your Passion demands of you curiosity, creativity and playfulness…