Wow! This journey is challenging (in a good way).
Whilst I have broadly succeeded in breezing through the tasks and requirements, the most difficult challenge for me recently has been to not express opinions. I never realised how many opinions I had on just about everything!
Some opinions I found were very easy to lose, whereas others have proved very difficult to quash. Certain things have been rather interesting though. Often over the weekend, I pop down to my local pub to watch a rugby match. I am somewhat of a rugby obsessive and have a greater knowledge than most on all aspects of the sport. Always when I am there , people ask my views and previously, I have always been happy to express my opinion. In my effort to not having opinions on the last occasion, when I was being questioned, I was avoiding expressing any view which actually unsettled a few of the guys around me.
It was a test for me but in reality, I guess the guys down there only ask me stuff as I am so much more knowledgeable in that area and my information benefits them, so I probably won’t be quite as tight lipped next time.
It’s all the other stuff though that is a real challenge to throw away but I have to say, I am ‘lightened’ by the process however hard it currently is.