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    Jedi_Phoenix
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    This is a particularly interesting quote for me, and one of my favorites. I’m the type of person that likes to analyze all risk, have 5-6 contingency plans, and have a heading. I like to sometimes look “in the back of the book” for the answers. But often times, the greatest understanding of myself, and what my place is in the world doesn’t come from speculation, but action. When I make choices, when I take certain actions, I begin to understand what I really want, and where I really want to go.

    I think this is important for all of us as Jedi. Do we really know where we want to go? Are we just armchair philosophers discussing a metaphysical connection? Or are we actively seeking it, actively pushing our selves and our limits? When we post here on the boards, is it coming from actions or speculation?

    #190949
    Jax
    Keymaster

    A very important lesson to remember, and one I’ve recently been working on.

    #190960
    Kol Drake
    Moderator

    Sadly, there *will* be times when you can not have ‘all the answers’ before starting. Nor foresee obstacles which spring up after having tried plans #1-6. Sometimes, you just have to go with your best instincts, best ‘educated guess’ and trust in the Force.

    #190962
    Jedi_Phoenix
    Moderator

    Exactly! lol

    Sometimes the answer shows itself as you work through the problem and take steps, rather than trying to solve it all up front at once. I like how you brought in trusting in the Force, as that is definitely an important part of this step as well.

    #190965
    Jax
    Keymaster

    I would go so far as to say you never know before you start. You may have some ideas, but if you go in thinking you know you will miss all the nudges along the way meant to guide you in the best way possible.

    #190964
    Jedi_Phoenix
    Moderator

    I agree. That is why setting Targets in place vs goals is an important distinction. A goal is concrete and non changing (both in word and energy), while a Target can change or shift slightly, but you are allowing the Force to guide you and move through you.

    #180151
    StormyKat
    Participant

    I never cease to be amazed at the weird ways the Force works. I haven’t been checking my email or the IJRS boards for the better part of a week because work has been so crazy. I am exhausted. I realized yesterday that all the reasons I had for sacrificing pay/working at a lower paying job are no longer valid. The cons of the job are starting to outweigh the pros. Maybe it is just this particularly rough week, but I doubt it. So that means looking for a new job. Which scares the living daylights out of me. I was looking through job listings last night and I have no idea where to begin or what I want to do. Well, I know the jobs I would like to have but there is no money in them and I need to take a job for the money now. I’ve been lost in my heavy thoughts now for over 24hrs. Then I come on here and find one of my favorite Lewis Carroll quotes. And I am reminded that Lots of people are lost, no idea what they want to do. And it’s ok. There will be a way through it. As long as I have some idea what I am looking for in a job and I don’t rush anything I will be ok.

    #173114
    Kol Drake
    Moderator

    Taking ‘a step’ is progress.
    Standing still ‘deciding’ is stagnation.
    Forward; backward; left or right — stepping in any direction is movement toward a potential future.

    #173092
    StormyKat
    Participant

    Looking at jobs is a step for me. A tiny step is still a step.

    #191219
    Yoshio
    Moderator

    Very true and as another proverb says: “Even a journey of a 1.000 miles starts with the first step.” So, all the best for finding a new job which does give You what You are looking for.

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