Anonymous, but apparently a positive-thinking dude …
Mornings are easy …
The day is brand new and my energy is on high … helped in no small measure by copious amounts of hazelnut-flavored coffee.
The lists (To-Do , Must Do, Shopping, Errands, Bucket, whatever …) loom ahead, challenging, but ultimately doable. I relish my coffee and fall into a fantasy about how I will tear through the items which await me with energy, verve, and an impressive amount of sheer talent …
Eventually, the cup is empty and I realize I have spent the first and freshest part of the day dreaming about what I might do, and not actually doing any of it.
I set in feverishly, carefully selecting something I enjoy doing, while ignoring any comparison of what might really be important, and not just enjoyable.
I need a few quick victories, some low-hanging fruit, the buzz from being able to cross something off my list …
Facebook and LinkedIn beckon, with a dizzying array of shiny objects to consume my attention and energy, while providing me with a nice, albeit false perception that I am actually getting something done.
Eventually, the mundane duties of the day call, and meal planning, some shopping errands, and a gym run make quick work of any remaining and potentially productive time. Some days, I add in a leisurely drive through rush hour traffic to pick up my beloved and then home again.
Now I’m tired, sort of hungry, and the television sits, waiting patiently … it knows with complete confidence that once on, it will stay on for hours, until I creep raggedly to bed.
The day is done and so am I … whether I actually accomplished anything of significance or not.
However … tomorrow IS another day:)
Being optimistic and forward-looking in the morning is easy … the trick is to keep it up through the evening, and the next day, and the next … in spite of what gets done or not today.
Trying to find the sweet spot of getting the important things done in the Heartland ….