Gozie’s Musings!

by May 26, 2021

Work today diverted from what I had earlier planned for today to something else. I did not prepare my mind to do what I am doing today, but I had to quickly put my mind and entire focus to and on it. The initial thing I was to do was to place some good cash in my hands, but the Nigerian factor played in, and I found myself in bed when I should have been out there making this money. As soon as I woke up, I recalibrated and set my mind to head to the office to have an enabling environment to do what I needed to do. I set a timeline and drew up my plan and set out to work on it. While on it, I got so drawn into it that I was happy with doing it. Then I made a call that the response drained me momentarily and a voice told me to quickly make alternate plans rather than brood. I did so and calmed down. Life nkea biko nu. It doesn’t always play out as we would love it to and the first reaction often is to be sad, then panic, throw blames, have regrets, get angry at someone, maybe issue threats. After all of these, what do we do?

Work today diverted from what I had earlier planned for today to something else. I did not prepare my mind to do what I am doing today, but I had to quickly put my mind and entire focus to and on it. The initial thing I was to do was to place some good cash in my hands, but the Nigerian factor played in, and I found myself in bed when I should have been out there making this money.

As soon as I woke up, I recalibrated and set my mind to head to the office to have an enabling environment to do what I needed to do. I set a timeline and drew up my plan and set out to work on it. While on it, I got so drawn into it that I was happy with doing it. Then I made a call that the response drained me momentarily and a voice told me to quickly make alternate plans rather than brood. I did so and calmed down. Life nkea biko nu. It doesn’t always play out as we would love it to and the first reaction often is to be sad, then panic, throw blames, have regrets, get angry at someone, maybe issue threats. After all of these, what do we do? 

I teach myself to respond than react.

That way I am calm and able to deal with anything that might pose a threat to my peace of mind. I scheduled series of new client intake in-person and virtual interview and all except for one successfully done. Once I conduct the last interview, I grab my bags and head towards that space where I will sit on a low couch, wash my hands and dip my fingers and pick pieces of well-cooked and seasoned protein and wash it down with some room temperature water. I will not be in a hurry to return home.
Daniella wanted me to tell her the specific time I would be back to her and I evaded giving her an answer and she promised to be up till I returned, will she be able to? A call and a snack from fridge will calm her and if I top it with one hour cartoon time on TV, she will gladly ask me to take my time. I am done typing! The loud music on the street will not let me gather my thoughts further. I live in a quiet neighborhood and work in a noisy neighborhood. Isn’t it funny how I miss the serenity of my home when I am out here and how I also miss all the noise here when I am home? Soon some hawkers will pass by and their voices will ring out calling the attention of potential customers to buy their wares. From my window, I signal to them and make purchases happily. These days, I am not a fan of going to the market for food stuff shopping. 

With time, you just want comfort and less stress. That’s all!

 

Hi, I’m Gozie!

I am a Niche Coach and Master Mentor. I encourage, engage and equip others to believe in possibilities and create avenues to realize these possibilities.

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2 Comments

  1. Zika M

    I respond , I do not react!!! So help me God!!

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    • Gozie

      Zika, thank you so much for always visiting my blog, reading and leaving comments that are always very useful and impactful. This is the author acknowledging your insightful contributions.

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