"Success," said an advert on the Weebly site server when I logged on just now, "is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it." If you've read the Blog just posted at The Quantumologist site, you'll know that I'm not really liking what I've done on the Kickstarter video very much at all, but I do quantify the disaster by admitting that sitting in front of a camera with nobody else in the room and trying to talk sensibly with an air of intelligence is a bit beyond me.
That said, I do agree with the sentiment of the statement, and know for sure that when feeling good about what I do - which when delivering programmes is very nearly all of the time - I do it very successfully. Challenges are different with every session but the more that's learned from experience the fewer mistakes to repeat. I love what I do and luckily for me most people sharing the experience with me love it too.
Whatever we do, we have a choice to like it or not, and some things are just not given to being liked very much at all, like cleaning drains or pulling cobweb-fluff from behind the toilet. But even those things we cringe at would love to be liked a little more, and when they are they obligingly seem to get easier.
With all the philosophy of how electrons work in mirror syndrome to ourselves, nothing I ever do protects me from harsh lessons. Just as well, really, since life is a learning process and I just want to keep my brain alive enough to squeeze every little morsel of available information out of the existence I've been presented with. All champions of or challengers to that statement of self-determination are warmly invited to make their thoughts known! Luv ya! xxx
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met quantum mechanics in 1997 and pledged allegiance to its sources thereafter. She loves birds, the planet, the Sun, and Stargate SG1.