The advanced graduated superior level of amateurcrastination …
I turned pro in my early twenties.
Long before devices, apps, texts and emails – long before laptops and desktops (I was a graduate of the lap and the desk) I found ‘notes on slips of paper’ which fit in my shirt pocket proved best. This was, and I’m dating myself here, before the invention of the sticky note. I know, for many readers that might be like saying I was living in the stone-age before Y2K, before Twitter, before FACEBOOK, before LinkedIn and all the gazillion apps and toys we have today.
But what was the note on that slip of paper about?
Sometimes a note to myself, reminder of something to do or customer’s name and phone # to call once I’d located what they wanted if I could order it or get it from another store. I don’t recall how many times I’ve evolved by keeping track of things I need to do – too many.
You might think, after all that practice at keeping track of everything I needed to do, needed to not forget and needed to schedule doing (without forgetting) I would have something perfected by now – some great new software to take the world by storm. Sounds like a good idea for someone in their twenties to invent for us …
Everyone is running around trying to solve new problems.
Why not solving old ones?
We need shorter focused lists of priorities – and resolve to not miss a day, not miss a time – do what we made up our mind to do without excuses.
Want vs Need. Lots of discussion around that topic. Common sense would have it the fulfilling needs should have a higher priority than satisfying wants. that said, needs are very subjective, depending on the individual point of view. Are you wealthy or living poverty? Do you live in a peaceful state or a war zone? As for greed, it isn’t necessarily bad in the sense of a desire for money or power. These things come naturally, and we do need both in order to sustain ourselves. Money and power can be used to accomplish good things and often combine to do so. Love of money or power for their own sakes, well, that is another matter entirely, DM, Ladysmith, BC