I’m supposed to be blogging. When exactly?
If you’re like me, you’ve got a full-time job, a middling social life and a few as yet unfulfilled dreams. And a desire to live life fully and fully awake. With no regrets. It’s difficult at times to then think that communicating with someone I cannot see and touch is more important than folding the laundry.
So let’s change the way I’m thinking.
Because there is enough time for what’s important.
If I can shift my thinking to identify and recognize what’s significant about this activity, if I can use this exercise as a way to go to the word gym, building my vocabulary, my editing skills and my ability to communicate useful information succinctly and directly, then I’ll recognize the value in this process and prioritize it.
Where else in my life can shifting my perspective help me to be more productive within my day? How about in yours?
And where in the process can I offer some forgiveness for my inconsistencies and failures? How can I view them as opportunities rather than sources of shame?
As Emerson said, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could, some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
I couldn’t agree more.