a follow up… - Posted by CarolFL
Posted by CarolFL on May 14, 2000 at 11:42:26:
How many times a day do small and medium sized tasks cross our path and we turn away because we
- don’t like doing “it”
- don’t feel we should be the one to have to do "it’
- aren’t sure we know how to do ‘it’, so we don’t try
- think there isn’t time for 'it’
etc etc etc
I am very guilty of this form of procrastination.
This morning, tenants called to say that the ‘non-electrified’ tenant (a landlordy qtn, below) had her a/c plugged into the house outlet - right then - so I could catch her in the act.
Sunday morning. Mother’s Day. I’m at home in my pj’s, alone with my grandson (18ms), who is sick. And I ‘have to’ haul my bu** over to pull the fuses.
I was angry (at being the only one around to do it… the buck stopped here); put out; teeth gnashing.
10 mins later, I pulled the fuses, put them in the van, baby smiling and playing and tenants thanking me.
And I thought to myself: What was all the fuss I was making for myself? It took NO time, No skill, and I felt ‘empowered’ afterwards. OK, so I’m not tough to please.
Anyway, the point is, if we will but DO all these little things, when they are there asking to be done, they add up to a huge mass of accomplisment instead of a huge mass of deferred decisions and actions - freeing us to move on, and at the same time, releasing little bits of power which get clogged up by procrastination, “can’t do”, wimping out, anger and rest.
My mother’s day present to me.
love to all.