Here is how to make a hard thing easy in three simple steps.
1. Try task – is it hard? Yes, good. Stop trying to do hard task.
2. Find an even harder task. Work on this for a few days.
3. Return to hard task, it should now feel as smooth as a baby’s bum to solve. Sorted!
I actually first learned this technique from Frantic Assembly who will add layers and layers of of complication to a sequence so that by the time you are at layer five, layer one is so easy you can’t believe you ever thought it difficult. I rediscovered it these last few weeks when trying to sort out all my travel plans for the next couple of months.
First there is Leeds. I will be there for two weeks on a performance intensive with Leeds University. I’d been trying to sort the ins and outs of that trip when I realised I needed to get my trip to France sorted.
If you want to travel from a small Scottish town to a rural French farm then you can assume that this task is a lot harder than organising a trip to Leeds. It took me three full days of internet malarky to solve that little puzzle. By the time I got the end of it it Leeds felt like a walk in the park.
Having said that it won’t be. I am timetabled from 9am-9:30pm, there will be no parks and no walking just work. I like work though so it’s all good. I think it’s likely I won’t blog while I am there, I might not even write, who knows how it will go. I shall let it all unfold and see what comes.
So this is a short blog that will possibly precede two non-appearances as I try to survive the next two weeks. Wish me luck.