25 April 2014 ~Question of the Day~ Overwhelm

Remembering a moment when you felt personally overwhelmed, how did you get through it?
What strength in you prevented despair?
In what way did it prove out that you were enough to meet that challenge?

I have experienced overwhelm many times.
There have been many times in my life when problems have occurred faster than I could resolve them, and multiple people were wanting immediate responses from me.

These days I don’t do despair.
Nor do I know if I am enough to meet the challenge.

What I do know is that all I can do is to prioritise the tasks then do the highest priority task to the best of my ability in the time available to do it.
If I have done that, I can ask no more of myself.

Either I meet the challenge or I don’t.
I don’t control the outcome.
All I can do is control what I input, and accept whatever happens next.
Reality will do whatever it does with that input, then I will have an opportunity to re-evaluate and make a new input.

I don’t know what strength might be.
The more I look at what strength I have the more it comes down to just whatever makes sense, and a determination to do what I can.
It seems really simple.
It seems the sort of thing anyone can do.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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