Monday, June 25, 2012


"A good time to finish up old tasks."

SNARKY RESPONSE: Really? That's a "fortune?" I really have to say that I've been a bit disappointed in the fortune cookie sages. You know, something about that windfall just around the corner or that perfect someone headed your way. Ah well. Maybe next week.

A good time to finish up old tasks.

Though I can see where you could take this as a call to arms. Who doesn't have old tasks that need finishing? And why wouldn't Now be a good time to do that?

However, you know what? I'm going to take the contrarian point of view and ask WHY? Sometimes we start something and discover that it was the wrong thing, but because we've invested time, money, and/or effort, we don't think we can just let it go. We've been taught to believe that you must always finish what you start. So we tuck it up on a shelf, push it to the back of the closet, or wear a path in the carpet going around it. Instead, what we should do is acknowledge that it's not ever going to be completed and let it go. Give it away, take it apart, trash it. Rather than burn time and energy feeling guilty about that project you never intend to finish, just admit you won't and move on.

Think how liberating it would be to give all those little guilt monsters the big "heave-ho!" How much better would you feel if you looked in that closet and didn't have to face that moldering 'one day' project? Besides, you can probably use the space for that 'today' project!

Who's with me?

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