What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know I. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I once received a fortune cookie that read: “Speak less of your plans, you’ll get more done.” What’s one project that you’ve been sitting on and thinking about but haven’t made progress on? What’s stopping you? What would happen if you actually went for it and did it? (Author Laura Kimball)
There is some financial paperwork that is staring me in the face that needs to be done as soon as I get home from vacation on Monday. I always put it off because it is not my favorite thing to do. It is boring and a drudgery to me. It is not like I won’t do it, because I will. I always eventually get it done but I don’t like doing it. I do like the feeling of getting it done. But in actuality, I don’t even like writing this post because just thinking about having to do it is frustrating.
Another project that I haven’t made much progress on is revising a cookbook I did several years ago called Grandma’s Kitchen. I have recipes to add and areas to revise with additional family history. What’s stopping me on that is just deciding how I want to revise it and then doing it. Getting it done would mean more mental space to process getting other more meaningful things written.
These two projects, along with organizing the hall closet, take up mental space thinking about and planning how to get it done. I will put forth effort and complete these three projects or at least some part of them next week.