On Top of Things

Posted by Jacinta Hin on March 30, 2007

“I am so on top of things” my friend Richard has been declaring all day today.

Since we both work from our homes, I often work at his place. Today I indeed witnessed him flying through his to-do list with a level of assertiveness, determination and focus I have seldom seen in him before.

For the past weeks he has worked his way through mountains of work, endless streams of emails, tasks, projects with a deadline and last-minute requests. Last weekend he found his turning point when, dreading another weekend of working at home, he decided in a last minute split second decision to spend the weekend at a friend’s mountain cottage with the intention to tie up all loose ends. Surrounded by quietness here he got on top of his game, finishing one project after another, and has remained on top ever since

To be on top of things is without a doubt a great feeling.

It means we are in control. We are moving forward and beyond the survival point. We are getting things done and are creating space to move on to something thing. We stretch our capabilities to new levels, boost our confidence and experience ourselves in new ways. Adrenaline flows freely. We are excited and relaxed at the same time.

There is something very attractive about people who are on top of things. They shine and inspire. Their energy is contagious.

They also have the time and space to do things for others and do so without blinking an eye.

This week Richard designed my new namecard and created a business plan for me, and item on my to-do list for the past weeks, with the same ease and speed as if he was making me lunch or serving me coffee.

Seeing today how well it all works for him I decided next month will be the month I am getting on top of my own game.

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  1. Austin Parry April 3, 2007 1:36 am

    Great article, well put.

    It is so easy to allow things to get on top of us. To be out of control. However when one takes the upper hand and focusses on the “to-do” list, then order comes into the chaos.
    And with that order comes a sense of achievement and peace.

    austin at chaoschoaching.com

  2. JonErik April 10, 2010 4:22 pm

    This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest

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