Work time wasted is not wasted

- Or is it maybe?

Posted by Mattias Axell on September 10, 2015

What have I Done Today?

Finished the Application!

Had a talk about socializing

Started the Theory U course on an online platform run by its creator Otto Scharmer. Great introduction. Curious to explore how it can help me unfold my highest potential for the exam project.

Was finally able to continue reading in the book "Trust"! Will go full on with reading now!

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. - Henry David Thoreau

Railroad workers on a bridge - Lacoochee, Florida

What Tools have I Used?

  • Gameplan
  • Budgeting
  • Pomodoro Technique
Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid. - Bertrand Russell, In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935)

Zeppelin over St. Paul's

What Surprised Me?

That I got done with the funding application one hour before deadline, better timing than ever! I succeeded in proactivity!

My aversion to some kinds of social gatherings when I feel that a certain kind of unspoken peer pressure in the culture is heavily influcening the socialization.

That I need to reconsider how I can change myself in order to get around things that frustrates myself in certain situations.

"Let no one enter who cannot see that the issues outside are a mirror of the issues inside." - Otto Scharmer


What has Changed?

My feelings toward what may happen in November if the project gets the funding. If it happens it happens. Whatever happens I will be looking forward.

The approach I have from now on when engaging in social gatherings that are less interesting for me. I wish to do more experimentation.

That I have gone from doing application to reading-mode.

"You cannot understand a system unless you change it" - Kurt Lewin

Bicycles parked on the pavement at Mackay, Queensland, 1948

What are the Next Action Steps?

  • Enjoying a class on what value & impact is!
  • Looking back from the next action steps mentioned through the past week. Making sure to get that done as soon as possible.
  • Getting on with a lot of reading!

First line transport of a Gurkha Battalion in France [Le Sart]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood.

Photographs by The Commons.