Now is the time. I’m feeling that mightily this week. Computer problems, failure to foresee some difficulties; there is never anyone to blame but myself! Earlier this week when I found myself without any garlic for our Cesar salad I was so grateful for all the food at-the-ready due to good future planning. Lost no time in getting a different dinner prepared. This is rarely the case in my business life though, despite the fact that things would be so much easier for my Now self every day if I did.
Current State of Now Self
But that lack of a significant ingredient was because of poor shopping; impatience had given way to thoughtful purchases. Now my Now self needs to go to the store again to get those vital items I forgot.
Procrastination is also biting me this week! I’m not sure it can be laid at actual procrastination, but I often don’t feel ready to do things and give into that, rather than pushing through to completion. The up side is that usually when I do finally get to those things I put off I have sorted out all the issues that kept me from doing it when I should have and it all comes together rather quickly. The down side is when those things bump into actual deadlines!
When I give it any thought, my future business self is usually the last thing I consider: If I don’t do this now, what will it be like to have to do it later? I will admit I am more generous to my personal future self, and often give my business future self little thought.
And Now This
Welp. I planned to write one thing, but I am currently figuring out how to do everything with a disabled (temporarily) middle left finger. Trying to cut open a box of Borax this morning I sliced the top of my finger and had to go get stitches. Two. No damage done except to skin and tissue. So now my Now self is also dealing with trying to type without a digit participating, I need to do some videos which will have to wait, and I lost an hour of time going to the urgent care clinic (efficient, friendly, part of the medical group I belong to). More time spent driving to and from (Mitch drove me) than time at the clinic. It may hurt once the anesthetic wears off. The medical tech did say my finger would be perfect for giving a big juicy middle finger today!
I did have a Zoom call with my savior Holly Chayes (VA extraordinare) to discuss things I could foist onto her for a more efficient future!
Adjusting to Now
I want to update the list from this blog to what I think are MY issues:
- Failing to Plan. Absolutely!
Reacting to OthersI have really conquered this one. Letting Others Set the AgendaAs always, I am the problem!
- Giving Our True Self Too Much Latitude See above. I love to pursue my True interests, but I never ever think about how much time something will really consume.
- Giving Undue Priority to The Wrong Things See above. I often do something because the course of action is easy or clear, not because it is important.
Wanting To Make Everyone HappyI have worked to strike a balance on this one.
- Failing to Listen to Our Intuition I have pretty good intuition, but my listening skills are not what they should be.
I’m going to add this:
- Thinking I can and should do everything. Absolutely! This is, of course, my biggest sin.
I could do complete class documents and videos to balance my Now self.
I could do complete Lyon mini-sample; figure out next step on draped jacket to balance my True self.
I could do plan for my Napa trip (what to pack and bring); where to eat to balance my Future self.
UPDATE: Finger started to be usable about 2:30. It also started to hurt. Always a trade off!