I’ve got no qualms today. I recognize there is a lot of opportunity to grow, to learn, and to love. These three things seem more intertwined now than ever before. Figuring out how to do these effectively is a bigger challenge. From what I hear, the best equation is to look within and start there, to bring good people closer to you, and then to find someone that complements your process. Steven Covey called this relationship state ‘the state of interdependence’.
In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey points to this state as the one where we maximize our potential and realize all that we can do and be.
Perhaps one of the greater challenges in this is finding the people we can be interdependent with. That’s where he left it. So, I’m not sure if it’s an ebb and flow process or what the deal is there, but I know that interdependence is a damn good feeling and feels a lot like psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s description of the FLOW state of work, but you and someone else are both reaching FLOW together. FLOW is best described as loving entirely the work that you’re doing and being engulfed by it–you’re just churning out quality work and you’re happy, excited, and eager to do it. There is a comparable feeling in running and jiu jitsu-it’s when you hit the stride and run for hours without realizing time is passing.
I capped off yesterday nicely. It could have gone another direction, but we’re here now so here’s to making today a good one too and to finding those people where we can be blissfully happy with and realize all that we were meant to do on God’s Green Earth.