Time to Defrag
You know the grinding noise you hear - not in your knees, but on your computer? That’s an indication it’s time to
defragment. It means you have a lot of fractured files that your computer has to scan and read to obtain the necessary information. Because of the extra work, your computer isn’t functioning at its optimum.
After performing a balancing act over piles of papers on the floor just to open the window, I knew it was time to defrag my office. They were important papers and unfinished projects that I didn’t want to take from my line of sight, but the time had come. After about five hours of cleaning and filing, it was over. No help from Norton.
Back to the grinding noise – this ended up being more than just office organization. I noticed something as I went through the files and folders, which spanned over several years’ worth of ideas. I noticed my attention had become fractured with these projects; I had been taking my eye off the target of my goal. As I reread some of the papers, there was a grinding chatter in head. Why did I waste time on this? Why wasn’t there a response to that?
It seemed I had been taking myself further from my goal - leading myself off track. Why? Responsibility has been
a cover I’ll throw on things I don’t readily understand. It’s a good defense. And especially with the current world situations and economic instability, it works. "I'm doing this in case something happens, at least I'm being responsible."
As I dug a little deeper, I could sense fragments of fear, like shattered glass in many directions. In piecemeal fashion, I picked up the papers, removed the shards, and filed them away. Now I can function at my optimum.
My goal, my vision is clearly in sight. That’s my responsibility.
The grinding noise is definitely an indicator, whether it’s in your knees, computer, your head or heart.
Take the time to defrag.
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