It gets harder getting things done
Me: Our sense of accomplishment changes as we get older. In fact I hit a personal goal this past weekend.
Him: Oh, what was that?
Me: No one called me. It was great to be left to my own devices.
Him: I know what you mean.
Was out in Staten Island yesterday. Sat in traffic for a good part of it. There, I met up with a fella that I’m mentoring for one of the things I do in life.
We both agreed that it gets harder and harder to fight the inertia as you get older.
David Allen, who wrote Getting Things Done, said that, “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”
And that’s the problem: I wanna do everything. There are all these projects that I have in my head and I’m loathe to give up any of them.
I’d like to fix up my laughably bad German and my crappy Chinese, write more, wrestle more, fence more, cook more, etc. And yet, I have to constantly pick and choose.
Every day we’re given 24 hours to spend and I always find and I’m a day late and an hour short.
For the most part, I’ve cut out television – which has been huge – except for the news in the morning and the occasional Jeopardy contest with the wife.
For the most part.
Me: Do you think that a larger television would make our lives more fulfilling?
Me: OK, think about it for a bit and get back to me.
Location: my desk, still icing my damn leg
Music: never one to be late, complain, express ideas in her brain
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