One day, finished, I’ll hold that prize. Then what? Another goal, another prize. Will I realize fulfillment of unmet needs? Probably not. Still … it all seems worth it.
Tasks in my way.
Many, simple as taking out trash. Some, as complex as anything I’ve ever attempted.
I took this weekend for ‘catch up’, organize, prioritize, re-focus tasks, plans, half-finished things – because this task, my main focus right now – competes with a hundred large and small things which beg for and deserve priority attention too …
Focused on goal – many actually – but for these next few months I have determined I will not let this one get away. Four obstacles on my path, like hazards on a golf course. I know what they are. Working to take them out of play, overcome them – to ‘think past them’.
Many things I’ve called goals are simply tasks, often tough ones. My familiar way, working proven ways. But old-ways, habit ways. Overdue for change-up, tweak-up, a wake up. Developing this ‘work plan’, I’ve been thinking about how focused (or not), how determined (or not), how prepared (or not) I have been on so many other things I called goals.
Planning any journey seems easy – plan it, book it, take it. More important, is why?
In the great scheme, it doesn’t matter much, but in the great scheme of me, it does. No big prize, but as proof to myself of something deeply important. Fulfillment of my needs is a similar struggle, but a far more private one. No fanfare, just some good, some feeling good from having done some good.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 2C/35F, mix of sun and cloud, steady breeze – early start, but no longer in the dark as each week passes; Gusta seemed confused by the breeze – too many scents I suppose …
Well said, Mark...I concur, SF, Lethbridge, AB … p.s. and congratulations on your Toastmaster success.
Enjoyed your informed perspective, LM, ?
It's too bad you walked away from the faith of your youth. Many do. It takes real effort to hang in there and allow our faith to grow. It's hard because it's a gift, and these days, wise minds don't accept gifts easily. There's always a catch, right? Not with God! He hasn't given up on you..., don't give up on him. Be the blessing, HD, Calgary, AB