Middle time

The Greeks believed that time had secret structure.  There was the tie of “epiphany” when time suddenly opened and something was revealed in luminous clarity.  There was the moment of “krisis” when time got entangled and directions became confused and contradictory.  There was also the moment of “kairos”; this was the propitious moment.**
John O’Donohue

There were times when nothing played back.**
Lynda Barry

We love the moment of epiphany:
An idea and its pursuit.

We dream of the kairos moment:
Creation completed and delivered.

In-between lies the ‘land” of krisis:
Plans don’t work, direction is lost, motivation wanes,
Failure looms.

Our habits are important if we are to keep turning up in
krisis
and move on through to
kairos.

You’re in the right place because:

Scientists have … found that to achieve a state of flow, a task must be roughly four percent beyond your current ability.^

But our habits will need to be smart;
That is,
Developing in response to the shape-shifting challenge:

Habits + Deliberate Practice = Mastery^

Make your habits work harder by reflecting and revising.

*John O’Donohue’s Benedictus;
**Lynda Barry’s What It Is;
^James Clear’s Atomic Habits.

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