Prioritizing’s a Pain, Part 5: What Did We Learn?

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Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 12:38 pm

I admitted I had a problem.

I planned.

I prioritized.

I executed.

And now here I am at the end of five days, having gone through an experience that I likely don’t want to touch again anytime soon, but at least things got done. So what have we learned from this experience? I guess one thing is that life isn’t always fun. Or exciting. We all want it to be, sure, but a lot of it is just going to be hard WORK to get things done. Is this something that needs to be improved?

That’s something I don’t know for sure. I put it forward to the community at 20 Something Bloggers to get an answer, and learned that while all work and no play might make Jack a dull boy, all play and no work might make him a bit of a jerk!

I’m happy that I got some of the priorities done—I’m actually taking a break from tweaking the wedding invitations right now (the original measurements didn’t take the natural printer margins into consideration, so I need to re-work it before I print off a test copy and send anything forward to the printer for mass production), and the websites will very likely turn out to be weekend work, since, lo and behold, for the most part, my weekend is free. (Let us note that “free” in my books means that I have more time allotted for free time than booked events, which I’m definitely not complaining about!)

So the moral here is that when you’ve got to get things done, sometimes, you’ve just gotta sit your butt down and do it. It probably won’t be fun. It might be tedious and damn near robotic, but once you get it out of the way, it’s one less thing you’ll need to worry about.

To further accentuate this point, let me present a comment that a friend left on my Facebook:

“Oh, Casey… prioritization kills creativity and freedom.. lemme tell ya… 😔 For your own sake, I kind of hope your experiment fails. Or you will become an overly efficient human-machine.”

Well, I only got 2 out of the 5 tasks TRULY done, so I think I still have my humanity…

…for today.

Until next time!

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By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller.

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible.

Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world.

It's about so much more than just our kids.

When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life!

Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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