A rare short post this week. “Hurray”, I hear you cry. “Thank God for that”, I also hear a few of you shout. “For once, he’s getting to the crux of the issue rather than rambling on like an inane loon”, I hear an honest handful of you say.
I saw the quote below earlier this week and felt really enthused by it. It resonated with me. To my mind, it’s so true. It made me feel enthused and put a spring in my step. I was at the beginning of a week off work and had a to-do list I was going to plough through. It was going to be the most productive week of my life to date, especially as the weather was rotten and I had a little more time on my hands than I expected.
Except, of course, I didn’t plough through that damned list. I didn’t come close and I’m not quite sure why. I was up early every day. I didn’t spend the week binge watching Stranger Things and series 3, 4 and 5 of Line of Duty. I didn’t pick up my guitars and aimlessly noodle for an hour or two. None of these. I believe I made good use of my time and yet, as I sit here now and reflect on the week, I haven’t put a line through a third of the entries on that bloody to-do list.
I’m now really questioning why that is as it’s really hacking me off (regular readers will note a theme emerging here). Why is it that we have good intentions that just don’t materialise? Why is it that we feel we’ve been really busy but we’ve achieved little of actual note? Why is it we feel that we’re not waiting for “someday” to materialise and we’re being proactive, but seemingly not in the right ways? And why do we continually put so much pressure on ourselves? Could it be that reducing the number of entries on that to-do list might actually be a really beneficial thing to do (for our peace of mind if nothing else)? It’s a thought that instantly makes me recoil in horror but it might be the only way.
Someday is a word that gives me a cold chill but, right now, I’m not quite sure how to ward it off. I guess it’s now time to amend that to-do list again and see if I can do anything differently. More on those potential root causes and subsequent solutions next week…
As always, thanks for reading and take care.