This is the sum of my list. You have to be able to think about everything that’s going on in your life, and when you do it, that’s the most important thing to do. It is important that you think about what you are doing.
I’m going to ask you to do something very important. So keep your eye on the ball a bit more frequently, but keep your head down.
It’s not easy and you certainly have to be very focused on your goals or priorities. But if you really have the time, if you really believe in the game and love it, that’s how you should look at it.
The point I am making is that the game asks us to do at most two things at a time.
Think of it like a runner. The two things you have to do are keep your eyes on the ball, and keep your head down. The first thing you are doing is your most important task. The second thing you are doing is the game.
In the case of the game, the second thing you are doing is not the game; its the one thing you are doing that is most important to you; and that very thing is important to the game. Therefore, you must make your two tasks as distinct as possible. In sum, the game asks us to do two separate tasks at the same time; keeping our eyes on the ball and keeping our head down.
So if you don’t keep your head down and don’t keep your eyes on the ball and you don’t look at the ball, then you are not trying hard enough.
Bloccato comes from the Italian word “bloccatto.” It means “finally.” It is a verb phrase meaning something like “I finished.” The idea is that if you finish something, you’ve done it, and you can turn around and say “I finished.” It’s a really nice word because it’s almost as if you’ve “finally finished” something.
Here is where we get to the most important part of this bloccato. It is also a verb phrase, but this time meaning its a noun phrase in the sense that you have finished something. In other words, youve finished the task. To make things even more interesting, its a verb phrase that means you are finished, finished doing something.
I like this word because it makes it seem like youve finally completed something. Now you have a good excuse to do something else. Bloccato is essentially the opposite of finishing. By saying youve done something you dont have to do it again. The fact that you say it this way makes it seem like its a noun phrase not a verb, and as you might imagine, its one of those word phrases that gets stuck in my head from time to time.