Interlude: Holding Yourself Accountable and Predicting the Future

I was pretty close there to publishing a very half-baked blog post. I haven’t written much in the last few days, and haven’t published anything in even longer. I was feeling very much in the flow with my writing and posting, but as I’ve gone on I keep noticing more behind-the-scenes work I could be doing. This takes over from writing, since I obviously couldn’t put out a blog post when my theme isn’t working well with the feature images I’d had in mind, right?

It’s like any excuse, and I backtrack. I find excuses to procrastinate, and while I do get other stuff done in these times I’m often still holding back a lot. I could be doing much more, much more effectively. Ever since upping my game with everything I want to do in my life, there’s been a bit of lag in certain areas. I’ve noticed that all of a sudden my habits are all just not keeping up with me.

This is because they worked at a certain time, but need to be able to adapt to a higher workload or whatever it might be. I’ve started elaborating on my habits, finding ways to really get the most out of my time and not stress myself out in the process. Good, efficient habits make it all so much easier. This is the topic of the post I nearly put out, but it’s just not done. I know I’d only have been putting it out to make up for feeling like my writing is falling behind.

What I would do well with, is having more of a schedule: when I write, when I publish, when I edit, when I record. A timetable of my choosing (of course all open to reinterpretation as and when needed) which will give me some external structure and aid me in just doing stuff at a time when there’s stuff I want to be doing.

Really seeing the potential of what I want to do, and seeing (albeit it hypothetically) just how much potential there is and what benefits that could bring, is a massive driving force. So by that way of thinking, it starts with belief: in the potential, in the idea. Then it takes doing. Action. A plan.

We are able as generally intelligent beings to hypohetically deduct the future, or the future we envision, and to take steps to getting there. We adopt this ability in our early years (before high school) but as adults we rarely develop this skill broadly, or as a general mind set. We perhaps get good at it in some specific domain or another, but as a lens to apply to life we tend not to see things in this way. We tend not to see our role in it all.

Our role is the action we take. It is what we want to, and what we will, do.

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