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Day 11 - How do you draw the line?

Draw freehand over the first line as if it is an incredibly important document.:-

  1. Tip of the Pen.
    • The the most accurate line. This seems to reflect my strategy for acheiving things, which is - concentrate on the task in front of me and don't get too disheartened by the prospect of all that's required to get to the end. In terms of my feedback on myself it doesn't really seem to relate. Although i might have negative beliefs about myself this doesn't stop me always trying to achieve the best i can in any given task.
  2. Immediately in front of the pen.
    • I started out okayish with this one but seemed to lose my nerve just over half way. I don't seem to be too comfortable losing the connection between my point of focus and the task I'm performing. Maybe that might say something about my ability to see the whole or greater perspective on things..don't know for sure.
  3. At the end of the line.
    • This seems to be my worst line. Maybe this further confirms the previous assumption, that I am uncomfortable not focusing on the details of my activities. Again maybe a perspective thing although I'm still not clear how it relates to yesterday's feedback. It could be a bit of a 'woods for the trees' type thing.
  4. Fuzzy Vision
    • This wasn't too accurate and again seems to indicate that I'm not as effective when I'm focusing on the 'whole thing' rather than parts of it.
  5. Tense
    • It took me most of the line to control the pen, but I finally did. Although I wasn't exactly stressed I am aware that in stressful or tense situations I do manage to control the outward while the inward isn't so hot. This might indicate something about my concern with other peoples expectations of me and why i am preoccupied with an appearance of control.
  6. Relaxed
    • I was doing ok with this one and then I seem to snap out of the mood and veered off the line. If this relates to anything in my feedback it might be the idea that at some level I don't feel I deserve my goals because they can only be acheived by slog, toil and the rest...or at least that's what an inner voice says. Things can't be easy, can they? The moment I realised I was drawing the line without any real focus I panicked and fell off. Hmmmm.
  7. What you have just drawn
    • I didn't quite get this one so I've left it for the moment.
Day 11 - How do you draw the line?
1 How did you feel? Curious
2 In what way did you find the challenge useful?
Remember even if the challenge was negative this is an excellent learning for yourself.
It was a point of departure for a thought process. I found that as I got further down the list more ideas were being generated and linking together as well.
3 What insight did you gain? That sometimes even seemingly irrelevant tasks can spark off a series of spontaneous and, I suspect, truthful impressions about oneself.
4 What did you learn about yourself? I seem to be inclined to concentrate on details rather than the bigger picture and I am concerned with control and the outward appearance of control.