Good isn’t good enough. Good means that you haven’t been trying enough. Good is the end goal of those striving for mediocrity. No, my friends, you want to be AMAZING.
Today, for the most part, was a write-off. I’ve started to write this with my thawing hands on my way to a dodgeball game that I hope we win. I’ve had the last four days off from work (i.e. calendar days and not business days), whereupon I invested much of my time and energy in church, time with friends and family, and — in some poor judgment on my part with time management — Breaking Bad. I planned to do great things with my time, but quickly saw it devoured by pursuits that don’t really add to my skill set.
But can one move at a frenetic pace for only so long before they burn out. I can attest to this, since I never learn my lesson and have done time and time (and time) again. You want to do everything, but it’s a physical impossibility.
So how do you strike that balance? How can you get your want-to-dos and have-to-dos sorted out so that you’re not shortchanging yourself?
I think there’s two schools of thought on this. Either:
1. YOU’LL NEVER CATCH UP
Here is the belief that one can never figure this out — that they are forever trapped within the vicious cycle, never fully realizing their ambitions due to the responsibilities that overshadow them, or vice versa. You will always have things you want to do, but they will always be overshadowed by your job, kids, family, social obligations, etc.