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Monday, September 16, 2013

Layout


I was sitting in a meditation talk, next to my favorite meditator. He said, “Do you meditate?”

Yeeesss,,,kinda, but it’s not a sitting meditation like gurus, I tend to meditate in motion.

I was working out with a trainer and we had developed an excellent age-specific workout for me Then he wanted to change it.

I said, “What are you doing?” He said, “I don’t want you to get bored.”

I figured I wouldn’t get bored, I wasn’t working out to entertain me.

That was four years ago. I’m still taking that 90 minute workout every chance I get.

What I call meditation, carpenters call “layout.” Layout is figuring out the next moves and making sure you are ready for them.

Some layout is for the next day. Some layout is for the next week, month, or quarter. I can tell when my layout is working as pieces keep falling in place and work gets done with minimum drama.

There is a fair amount of random happenstance in my life. Every day.

I like to work out first thing in the morning, because by 9:30, I generally have a metric buttload of high priority random pushing me off course.

However, because I have a plan, I can deal with the random and usually deal with the planned. For everything that is lost, other things are found. Recognizing the good found is the definition of luck.

I wouldn’t recognize a lot of the gifts without layout.

So what does your meditation look like?

The Dune Leadership Lessons – Galactic Leadership
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