Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Question: Can you tell when you’ve hit the wall? What does it feel like?

As you can tell by the time stamp of this post, I ignore the wall at all costs.

5 comments:

ted said...

i love hitting a wall. i feel walls are only hit by people that have enough motivation to get to them. it's like running a few miles and saying you absolutely can't go another mile when a lot of people don't even get off the couch. but then again some people consider looking for the remote a wall. so...

really just wanted to say hi to balser.
paulo and i are out here on the beach in LA, it's fantastic.

asher said...

the few time i recall were when gearing up for sylvia's class. and 'hitting the wall' in those cases involved seeing things i knew weren't there and losing all sense of focus. i remember making her repeat her suggestions in our final one-on-one 'cause i couldn't comprehend what she was saying the first time around. for me, it's usually followed by a period of time where i need to sit and just be. because either i'm too tired to sleep, or feel it's too dangerous to drive the five minutes to my house under that condition.

true story.

Solomon said...

I enjoy a hard hit into the wall. Then I know that I've gone as far as I need to before taking a break. When I get back to it, the wall is usually a soft, sugar-like, marshmallowy substance.

Are we allowed to say that on this blog? Substance.

Truzen said...

For me, the only time I know I've hit a wall is when my body starts physically breaking down. I get to working so much that I lose sleep and don't eat (or if I do, it's junk). I know it's serious when I have bouts of nausea, dizziness, and suffer from stinging eyes (aka this morning). Mentally, I don't think I ever really realize it.

Lauren said...

A wall can only stop your progress in one direction. People forget that, I think. (If this advertising thing doesn't work out, maybe there's a sweet job at Successories for me.)

When I reach that point where I've been adding and deleting the same word for 3 hours, I turn off the computer and go to bed- even if it's just for a couple hours. When I get back up, get my coffee, and turn the computer on, the answer is always there. And it almost always comes from a completely unexpected direction.