Manufacturing Discontent: Beware of falling crises

22 Jan

Yesterday I talked about the power that manufactured mental obstacles have to distract me from perusing more important goals. I was worried that updating my LinkedIn profile and perfecting my resume would prove manufactured obstacles to the much more important process of applying to my first job in months.

I think by writing about it, I was just aware enough about these obstacles to avoid them. I did not foresee, though not for lack of experience, the surprise crisis that would come out of nowhere to derail my job application.

Today’s crisis came in the form of an overdue apology I owe a few people from my past, pre-crazy life. Fans of the 12 steps will recognize this as Making Amends. I’ll get into details some other time, but the point for today is I’ve manufactured an crisis out of an years old obligation. And right now it threatens to derail my job application for another day.

Stay tuned for progress, and more on amends making in a future post I plan on calling Making up is hard to do.

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