I did it again.
I can’t believe I did it, but yeah, I did it again.
And I am really frickin’ angry with myself.
I had a project hanging over my head, and I dragged my feet on the frickin’ thing for months.
Frickin’ MONTHS, for Chrissakes.
Finally, I got off my scaredy cat butt and tackled the thing.
And guess what?
I mean, you won’t believe it…
Well, yeah, you might believe it…
When I finally tackled the project, it took me about 70 minutes to complete.
Seventy – frickin’ – minutes.
And another thing: the project went off without a hitch. And the result?
The result of this project that has nagged at me for months…produced a result better than I could ever have hoped for.
The truly sad thing is I have laid awake at night dreading this silly thing.
I mean months.
Words cannot explain the frustration this has made me feel. And to make it worse, I’ve even written about this before (click here).
So, fine. It is what it is.
We all do it. We all do it everyday.
So, let’s not beat ourselves up about it. We are human, after all, and hardly perfect. But the time lost agonizing over this project, all the stress endured worrying about it, frankly, is hard to forgive myself for. What a silly waste.
And of course, the joy of finally getting it done, the satisfaction of the (more than) successful completion of the task is very happiness inducing. I am wondering why I didn’t simply do my work to bask in this joyful feeling.
I don’t know. As I said, we are human.
So, to both of us, think about the nagging project you have to do, the one you think about all the time, the one that causes your stomach to sink and ache, that you lay in bed thinking about at 515AM in the morning, the one where you put on a lousy television show or read a celebrity gossip columnist to get your mind off it…
You know the project. You’ve been thinking about it as you’ve read this post.
Get off your butt and do that thing right now…
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