Saying “Yes” to Every Request? Learn to Spin Around
Good afternoon, it’s Nam-chan.
When you take on too much, it can get nauseating. Maybe we agree too easily to the requests from friends, superiors, family and even strangers. When we accept requests , the state of our minds are quite simple. It is not us who will have to fulfil the requests. That’s right, it’s our “Future Selves”.
I am an intermediary between the “Client” and my “Future Self” (I should be getting paid for introductory services). That is to say, I am not the person fulfiling the promise, but as the one who only accepts it. Future Self! I choose you! (Pokemon style) But with the passing of time, the “Future Self” who was a separate entity from you, there is a sudden and shocking realisation that it HAS something to do with you.
A week passes. That person who accepted all these promises on your behalf is coming to pass, stacked up like a mountain, is now sitting calmly cross-legged in front of you. The symphony of death begins. That realisation that the Future Self is yourself, and there is only so much you can postpone the requests. The phrase “Time and tide waits for no man” starts to ring in your mind.
There’s no choice but to do it. Today. You must do it today. The sooner, the better. Taking action and leaving nothing out, quickly fulfiling every request, breaking every thing in existence into tiny parts to completooOOooocjaiuuuufgruei
You try to be as fast as you can, but being reckless can result in a poor performance, which is not how you want to do it. Another saying bursts into flames: “Make haste slowly”. Take it steadily as you grapple with the requests. Haste makes waste of time and holds the work back. Slowly, and carefully.
“The sooner, the better. Make haste slowly.”
So, which is it? To start on tasks with haste? To tackle tasks with gradually?
Or is it quickly in a slow way? Slowly in a quick way?
After giving this much thought, I spinned. In Japan, the equivalent saying of “The sooner, the better” is “Speed is a virtue”, and the equivalent of “Make haste slowly” is “Turn around if you are in a hurry”. I think you already figured this out, that these two sayings simultaneously mean “Turning around is a virtue”. So it is a good thing to spin around.
Let’s spin. There is no longer any need for worries. Spinning around without worrying is the best action you can have for positive results. If you want positive results, have no doubts, spin like ballerina, like a spin-top, like Earth, spin without concern to how you look like.
Centrifugal force is an analogy that a person’s worth is decided by herself
That enshirement of the mountain of request does not seem to decrease. Her spinning stance has changed that death symphony into a mix with a Dance Dance Revolution track. She spins, but not knowing when she had already begun her spin.
Japan has another saying, “This is what is eroding the sense of justice, resilience and diligence of the younger generation”.
“It is a good thing to spin around” seems fantastical. When the smart people in the past created these sayings, they probably didn’t think that they would by contradictory. They were also probably spinnning around when they realised the truth in life.
Yea, we are getting busy making our ourselves nauseas.
That brings us to the end of this article. There is no need to hesitate when accepting new requests.
Since yuoHey, hey! Once you have accepted, start spinning. Since the one breaking things down will be yourself, spin for both you and your Future Self!