What I Think About The Most Valuable Strategy Essay

705 Words Jul 12th, 2016 3 Pages
Wow, it’s been close to five months since that first post way back in February. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. I guess time flies when you’re doing lots of stuff. It seems to me that doing a periodic look back is helpful in a project like this. If for no other reason than to see whether or not I’ve made any progress. I am happy to report that, on many fronts, I am doing better.
I’d have to really quiz other people to know for sure, but I think I have come a long way on the negativity. Yes, I still have my moments or days even, but it’s no longer a constant barrage of negativity. I’m also a lot more aware of when I’m being negative and why I’m being negative. I really thought, going in, that I was going to need tons of techniques to make even marginal improvement on this issue. In the long though, simple awareness has been the most valuable strategy. You have to be aware of a thing to do something about it. As the Buddhists would say, mindfulness is key.
Professional development remains an ongoing challenge, but one I’m making progress on. I’ve been doing the necessary research, getting the proverbial ducks in a row, and expect to start pitching my new novel to agents in the very near future. I’d say the next month or two if things go well.
Socializing is still a problem area for me. Some of this I can chalk up to being stupid busy. I really am doing a lot of stuff right now. Fortunately, at least in terms of this, several of my projects are swiftly reaching a…

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