— Chinese proverb
I should have this proverb tattooed on the top of my right hand. So I would see it every day and remember this simple, but very important concept.
It is in my nature to have a great idea and go full steam ahead with it – expecting to create or change whatever it is, in an impossible time frame. Then… I get overwhelmed. When I am overwhelmed, I become stuck, the task is too large and I don’t know where or how to begin. So I don’t do anything at all and feel like a failure.
I am an intelligent, mature person. Why do I insist on making things harder on myself? If three therapists over the years can’t help me answer that question…
I have several ‘mountains’ I want to move these days. Each one requires patience, perseverance and a lot of time. They should not be done in haste, or, as my folks called it, half-assed, because they are important to me. No boss or taskmaster is looking over my shoulder, or anxiously waiting for these mountains to get moved. The only ones who give a flying hoot about these things are Me, Myself, and I.
You would think I could give myself a break! Sometimes I do. Then taking a break from one, leaves room for working on another one. Therefore, I am floating in the breeze, not getting anything finished.
You may have noticed this, my dear reader, but my blog posts are few these days. And yes, I know they are boring – a fact I plan on correcting.
Oh wait! That’s another mountain, isn’t it?