The power of irrationality
Irrational people are people who start preparing for an exam or a project about the night before the event. Often they even have time to prepare, at certain times they manage to pull out exactly the only ticket that they have learned, but in most cases “if only another half an hour ...” decisions and a clear determination to take the goal, ignoring all risks and obstacles. The night before the exam, these people are invincible, their strength is indestructible and their will is unbending.
I am irrational.
In sports, it is always better at extreme play than in training. It is always better in work in critical situations than in a measured rhythm, in life it is more effective when you need to survive. To get out of the crisis, to close the question that has no chance, to do a very delicate operation - where the level of stress is noticeably higher, there is less time for reflection, laziness and philosophical discussions on the topic “to be or not to be”. The energy spent on doubts, planning and preparing for action is released, and the brain is turned on in the fastest and most effective way. This state is like inspiration ...
Unfortunately, nature strives for balance, a crisis still needs to be found (or created;)) Therefore, in a comfortable rhythm, these people are ineffective. But I wanted to find a use for my talents and expand opportunities to
Unfortunately, the world is not very supportive of the irrational. All laws, trainings and discipline are the invention of the world of rationalists - responsible and more predictable people who plan time for preparation and then act according to plan, despite the laziness, the frantic desire to drink tea with colleagues and even (!) Lack of inspiration.
The road to rationality and back
The rationalists gladly responded to my dubious intention to convert to their faith and tossed me the story of the expedition to the South Pole of two rival teams Amundsen and Scott. In the interpretation of the rationalists, poor Scott died because he chose an irrational style, and his team moved depending on the weather conditions, while Amundsen's team covered the same distance every day. This served as a good example demonstrating how daily actions lead to results, and jerks lead to death. Again, in their interpretation, with which I disagreed, refuting this theory on Wikipedia, which lists other reasons for Scott's failure without a single word about his irrational approach. I was expelled from the rational crowd, but the daily small steps sunk into my soul. Yes, inspiration can give wings, but when there is none, it's not difficult to force yourself to take a small step towards your goal, it's still better than nothing.
Make heroism a routine
Having come to understand that it is impossible to be effective every day, but you can turn heroism into a routine, I began to force herself to set aside 10 minutes for something that she could have easily postponed before. Surprisingly, the energy is given to work, and we can go into the flow and perform unexpectedly a lot in one breath and with the proper inspiration, as soon as we start. 10 minutes often stretched to several hours and the task was ready long before the deadline, leaving time for edits and tweaks. Inspiration soon became a more regular visitor, people around them became less anxious, and personal efficiency began to gain momentum - constantly postponed “not urgent, but important” tasks (some were from childhood) were freed from dust and time raid, and tasks from the column “technical debt ”and“ study ”have ceased to be associated with reliable disposal.
It never became possible to become rational, and the thirst for stress still finds its way into sports. There are also always interesting tasks in work, where you need to make chiseled, very thoughtful decisions and catch a buzz from intellectual tension. Only this can be done without raising dust and noise around. My irrationalism is on guard and does not allow stress, it is puzzled how to do more in an hour than before in eight. In my kingdom, there is now a struggle for order and planning: very flexible and ... And the team chops off the head of the Snake without waiting for regeneration. No fuss.