Let me set the scene. At this very moment I am…
In the kitchen.
Talking to myself.
Last week I made a pact with myself. To focus on specific things, daily. Certain things that are important to me, improvements that I want to make and skills I wish to develop.
I mapped it out.
There are other things that I have chosen to do daily, on a separate map. Things that have to be done, and of course things that the Kids’ need/want to do as well.
So, here I am in my kitchen reprimanding myself, out loud, for ticking just a solitary thing off my self-enforced daily list.
Exercise. Running to be precise.
What happened to baking, writing, reading and meditating?
Baking, and writing, was a sure thing today. Or so I thought. The plan had been (note: had) to bake the *perfect cupcake, photograph the recipe and write a blog post.
This would be the proverbial killing of two birds with one stone.
(*As we all know there is no such thing as “perfect”, but that’s what I am going to unapologetically title it, when I get round to actually doing it…)
But, the day is wearing on, I’ve wiped down the kitchen counters for the umpteenth time and the light, that is required to take a decent photo, is fading.
I’m thinking baking won’t be happening today. Does that mean I should give in?
It’ll take 10 minutes to type this post up. I can spare 10 minutes can’t I?
40% success rate. 3 out of 5 not done. Far from perfect but better than 5 out of 5 not done. As my day progressed and I realised I wouldn’t achieve what was intended, I could have decided to try for a perfect pass rate tomorrow, and give up on trying to improve today.
Tomorrow never comes.
“If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second or even the third place.” Cicero 106-43 BC
**For anyone who loves a bit of drum and bass check this class track out – Not Giving In – Rudimetal – prepare to feel motivated!**