May 17, 2013

It's never too late to follow through

As of late, I’ve felt like I have been falling short in a lot of areas of my life.  Phone calls aren’t being returned as quickly as they should, requests from friends and family are being put on the back burner, the quality of my work is subpar, and Mr. Harvey has spent one too many hours entertaining himself while I stare at my computer screen for yet another hour.

I’ve made so many personal claims that “I will change, I will correct, I will be more focused,” but I’ve backed out of every promise.  Typical.

So as we enter the new summer season, I declare it a fresh start and clean slate.

As you downsize your to do list, you leave more room and time to become focused on the projects and tasks that matter most. This post from Build a Little Biz (via The Veda House) really helped to set things into perspective for me. It’s not about jumping from one task to another like a game of hopscotch.  It is now a game of paying close attention and improving the quality of my work, and in turn, my daily life.

My dad always used to tell me, “It’s not worth doing unless you try to do it well,” and I think it is about time I apply that to my life…some 20+ years later. Good thing my mom always told me “better late than never.”

I hope it is a thought full weekend for everyone!





  • Melissa S.

    I can definitely relate. I often feel like I have to get everything done, because I can’t relax until everything is finished and in its place.

    But the problem with that mindset is that nothing is ever really done — there’s always something to do — which means I never allow myself to relax. I’m working on learning to be comfortable right now, in the unfinished, and learning to take my tasks more slowly and deliberately.

    Thank you. I always appreciate your Friday thoughts:)

    • stephanie

      I totally agree….there will always be one more thing to accomplish. It will always be a challenge. It is mind over matter at this point. You can do it!

  • Callie

    I’ve been feeling the same way recently. I have so much to do that I’m feeling a bit scattered and I’m not really putting 100% towards any task. I am going to declare a fresh start for summer too! :)

  • Tara

    Totally understand. I love your idea of the clean slate. I think this helps in prioritizing what matters most and channeling your energies into the energy giving tasks. I also love the idea of down sizing one’s “To Do” list. As a list maker myself I often wish it did not seem to constantly grow & never ends. Thank you for this post. Makes me think clearer. Viva tabla rassa!

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