Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Focus on the long term


Fear. It can paralyze you. It can throw you into a constant state of inaction.
Imagine yourself walking into the garage. Your mission: to clean it out. Now, if you're like most people, the very thought of such an undertaking will stop you dead in your tracks. That's how I feel pretty much every day. Gotta clean the house, gotta find a job, gotta get the bills paid, gotta keep the kids fed, gotta keep the lights on, gotta write. Screeeeeeeeeech! Deer in the headlights time. Next thing you know it's 2 PM and all I've managed to do is check my e-mail and the want ads, maybe applied for a job or two if I am fortunate enough to find a good listing. Ugh...

Took a walk today to clear my head, to gain some focus. Priority One: take care of the kids. Get them up, fed, off to school. Priority Two: take care of yourself. Get some exercise; a great way to clear the mind and get energized for the day. Priority Three: take care of business. Get writing! The housework can wait. The job listings can wait. In fact, you'll get fresh postings at the end of the day and you'll be among the first responders. Bonus points!

So... new priorities set, new paths ahead. See you on the other side.

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