Random Thoughts Might Not be Random
So as I started this blog today with some very random thoughts came into in my head
From my business networking meeting – expect the unexpected and opportunities may arise
From my client – I need to crack on and move things forward
Must wish my US friends Happy 4th of July and Enjoy the holiday
And I need to pick more raspberries from my garden as they are ripe
Yes decidedly random thoughts.
One of the big challenges of random thoughts is that they can be really distracting and can impact on staying focused and getting the day job done. Now I have frequently dithered between focusing on the random ideas taking any short actions required and getting them out of the way and the opposite approach of trying to ignore them.
I have had varying degrees of success with both strategies so if you are reading here in the hope of words of wisdom on that score – it’s not going to happen today.
What I want to focus on is the whole idea of how what look like random thoughts may not actually be that random. You see as I look the thoughts that I have set out above I realise that there are some very real connections.
Let me explain. In this holiday/vacation season it is a great opportunity to connect with friends and family and who knows new connections could just arise in the most unexpected of places that may lead to new opportunities and move things forward workwise. Equally it is a good time to engage in those restorative actions like picking raspberries and maybe even making some jam.
The point I am trying to make is that, what we do with our thoughts is something that we can choose to act on or not. We get to decide whether we seek out the connections or abandon ideas as being random and so I have spent some time today just considering that phrase expect the unexpected and decided that for me just being open and ready to hear others might just bring some unexpected gifts my way.
So I challenge you to ask yourself this question the next time a random thought comes into your head the following question:
How can this thought serve me today?