Mastery requires endurance. Mastery, a word we don’t use often, is not the equivalent of what we might consider its cognate — perfectionism — an inhuman aim motivated by a concern with how others view us. Mastery is also not the same as success — an event-based victory based on a peak point, a punctuated moment in time. Mastery is not merely a commitment to a goal, but to a curved-line, constant pursuit.
i fail at making and keeping new year’s resolutions. it’s easier for me to remember something though, if i’m going to do it for the rest of my life.
this year’s do-forever-resolutions i’ve been obsessing about:
don’t wear high heels. ever. don’t squash my toes into narrow shoes. (done)
don’t kill my knees while standing, sitting - be aware of hyperextending. (working on it)
don’t kill my back and shoulders - be aware of slouching. (learning a lot about muscles!)
—-> make a table for my computer, one where i can use when sitting and standing and yoga-balling. (got on Kickstarter)
- make/get a dining table and rug for sitting on the floor. (done)
—-> hack my car seat so I can sit better.
—-> get better at keyboard shortcuts. maybe get a mouse or keyboard. learn VIM maybe? (still working on it)
—-> keep walking 10k steps a day. hike on Saturdays.