Do you ever come across stumbling blocks that feel less like a challenge but more like an emptiness?
I write every day, but sometimes I straight up don't feel like it. Not because I'm worried about the length, or the grammar, or the technical side of the blog post. It's just that some days I don't feel my mind can be of value to anyone. But I've learned recently that a blank mind can be very dangerous - so I force myself to come up with ideas every day.
That's a lesson that most of us know but tend to ignore or forget. This problem creeps up on us and we often don't realize when it's happening. One minute you could be working on something, then the next moment you're off in space allowing negative thoughts to sneak in.
That's not to say that sitting down to think is a bad idea. Actually, a lot of successful companies force their employees to have time set aside to do this. However, I believe that consciously sitting down to think is different than wandering off on accident. Because, if you're like me, sometimes wandering off in thought leads me to feel insecure.
Your brain has to think about something. So if you're not in control, where does your brain go? For me, an empty mind can be a stumbling block just as a clouded mind can be. That's not always the case, but our thoughts are limited. When you think about it that way, you might want to consider how you want to spend them.