Kitchen Catastrophe Went Smooth With To-do

Shelf © Erik Back 2012

What do you want most of all after a long day at work? I think most people would like to get something to eat and get their feet up.

Apparently one of our shelves in the kitchen had other plans, so it decided to jump of the wall and thrust its residing jars all over the kitchen floor.

The jars were shocked and popped open as soon as they hit the floor. In seconds the floor was covered with almonds, seeds, beans and pieces of glass.

No one got hurt except from the dishwasher that got a couple of bruises and some bent ribs; the door was hit and is now crooked. Furthermore, the dishwasher was filled by the contents of the jars.

I cleaned up the mess and took pictures for the insurance company. Then I made my to-do list of the tasks that followed the incident.

Usually an episode like this would stress me, but now I feel calm and I have a good sense of perspective. Everything I have to do is on the to-do list and the tasks are small and easy to do.

On Top of Catastrophes

Small accidents will always happen in my life, and they will be much more frequent when our son is born in September.

The trick is to stay on top of the accidents and catastrophes and turn them into insignificant incidents that will happen eventually.

I have learned that I can do that by simplifying my life and work on my productivity habits.

How to make success – it is a construction

Where does success come from?

Success is not something other people can bring upon you, neither can they make you unsuccessful. Success is not externally imposed. It’s something that comes from within yourself and success depends on the way you perceive the world and its reality.

Success is a construction.

Everything in the universe is connected in some way. With that in mind it must be possible to influence every aspect of the universe however small the impact may be. Before this article becomes too abstract and philosophical I will show this by an example:

Do you know the feeling of entering a room and the people in that room somehow make you feel uncomfortable? Later you find out that these people just ended a big row. There is a certain feeling in the air when you experience this.

You have probably also experienced the feeling of meeting someone special that you feel connected to from the very first?

These phenomenons can be explained by our ability to pick up vibrations in our surroundings that can help us act. We can use this ability to become more successful. Instead of letting the surrounding environment affect us, we can choose how we interpret incidents in our environment.