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Guest Post At The Change Blog: Productivity And Owning Our Shadow

I’ve just published a guest post at The Change Blog called “Productivity and Owning Our Shadow.”  It’s about how we’ll often put off working on a project when making progress requires us to tap into part of ourselves we aren’t fully okay with — maybe the part that’s ambitious, sentimental, childlike, or something else.

I sometimes notice this in myself when I’m writing fiction, which I’ve been trying my hand at lately.  For some time, I had trouble making progress on writing a scene where one character is darkly, primally angry — because, of course, writing it brought up the part of me that can feel that way.

But as I wrote the scene, I got this interesting sense that I was making peace with that part, and integrating it more deeply into who I am, instead of treating it as a weird, dangerous outsider.

Anyway, enjoy the piece!

2 thoughts on
Guest Post At The Change Blog: Productivity And Owning Our Shadow

  1. Chris - Post author

    Hi Tom — that sounds like a valuable thing to be aware of — that the energy of pushing yourself over a long period feels uncomfortable. It’s funny how the energy we don’t want to be with seems to be different for each person — for me, I find myself avoiding “being greedy” and supposedly taking up too much of people’s time with my projects.

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