I am continually amazed at the volume and quality of the blogs that come from some of my favourite bloggers (e.g., Dennis, Mike, Vinnie). But in the past few days I have realised what it takes for me to blog in the way that I would like.
Firstly, I read the other Dennis’s blog about inspiration time and perspiration time, and how it is so easy (and often, necessary) for us to follow the perspiration path which emphasises job output – instead of inspiration which is the contemplation side.
The realisation has come this weekend as I have been attending an Alpha course in the rural Magaliesberg hills north of Johannesburg. Here I have had time to contemplate – about my religion – and with that time I have also found the mental space to write.
It’s the first time in months that I have had such time, and I really appreciate it. Work has become increasingly hectic this year as more and more projects seem to have come along. I am truly grateful for the work that has come my way as a result of being at this company. But I reckon there must be some people like me who would occasionally like a short space of quieter time to get some thinking done.