I really enjoy the song from Tangled by Grace Potter. It’s catchy and upbeat, two of my favorite things in a song, but as I was singing it I realized it had a key for why I don’t get the things done that I should.
Okay, I do get things done, I don’t want you to think I twiddle my thumbs around here, but we all have voices in our heads telling us what we should have gotten done. And our reasons for not doing said things.
So, I was wondering what is it that tends to hold me back when it hit me — wham!
Take a quick listen:
She said, I want something that I want; Something that I tell myself I need Something that I want And I need everything I see.
Most of the time I don’t get things done because I’m waiting for something I’ve convinced/told myself I need. Case in point — blog posts. I’ve meant to be timely on them, but I’ve given myself the slip because my computer’s on it’s last leg. So, I’ll do better once I have a new one.
Guess what self? You won’t.
Each day it’s about learning to create better habits, the one’s we want in our lives. And I can’t do that if the piece I need to accomplish it is always just a little farther out there.
On the plus side this argument applies to pretty much every part of life. Spiritual, physical, work… you name it.
So what have you been putting off and why? Maybe you’ve convinced yourself too that what you want is really a need — if so it might be holding your back from success.
1st Timothy 6:6 (ESV) “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.”
I stepped into the waters of DIY yesterday. Usually it doesn’t work to well for me, but this time I was pleasantly surprised.
Science projects never seemed to turn out quite right, as well as the simple a-line skirt pattern I tried… I don’t know how many times. So I tend to be cautious when I try DIY projects.
But when I saw this tutorial by Sea Lemon I wanted to try it.
I recently filled my last sketchbook (yes, almost every page is chock-full, and it surprised me too). Since I needed a new one, but didn’t want to buy one right now, and I decided to use a floppy sketchbook to make me a small book-like one.
One that could hopefully fit my next picture book. I’ve been working on ideas, but writers block has been messing with me and so I hoped that having a small sketchbook that’s like it’s own picutre book could help me.
Riddle me this — how do you keep from thinking your writing sounds stupid?
That and feeling like my wheels are spinning kept me stressed last week. I decided to be more organized, but I’m at a loss on how to keep things cool calm and collected in my idea ridden brain.
Am I the only one who had a list as long as my arm that I wanted done Friday, or last year?
I was really pressuring myself to do what was impossible, and not being content in where God has placed me, or with what I’m doing right now. So, this week I’m trying to focus on having fun, playing around with my story ideas, and seeing where it takes me.
Point of all this? If you’re struggling, lighten up, you might just find out being a balloon works better.
Man, I should go work for a fortune cookie company… Let’s try this again, okay, my real point, is lighten up. To myself and you, we don’t need to stress so much about accomplishing everything, instead enjoy the process.