It’s a Game

Life sometimes seems like a game. Recently, I’ve looked at different hairstyles. I’ve had this one for several years and I’d like to change it up. Nothing dramatic, but shorter. I’d experimented with bangs but they were growing out since I didn’t get them re-cut. Every day I end up pinning the bangs back out of my eyes and putting the rest up in a ponytail. Nothing wrong with ponytails, but as I get older I realize that the chic looking ponytail of my 20’s isn’t so chic anymore. Now I’m sick of looking at haircuts. What was immediately bothering me was my bangs, so I cut them.

After a momentary panic, I felt relief. Done! My hair wasn’t in my eyes. I still want my hair restyled but it’s not urgent.

Power ups

Indecision reminds me of a police officer holding his hand out to stop traffic. We all wait impatiently as the officer directs traffic. Traffic backs up. Then, finally we can go on about our business. The relief I get after deciding is usually followed by a burst of energy. It reminds me of the old video games. You take your character and punch a bubble or a block and you gain extra points. Or you gather stars or hoops on a bonus round. Yeah, it’s silly, but that’s the feeling I get when I’ve made up my mind. It doesn’t matter if it’s a paint color for my bedroom or what to cook for dinner.

Procrastination

It seems wise to compare prices and styles. After all I want to be frugal. But some things aren’t’ that big of a deal. So what if I paint something pink and realize afterwards I really wanted blue. I’ll repaint it. Yes it costs money and time, but an ugly color on the wall is a great motivator. Sometimes the problem is just finishing a task. Do it. If you can’t do it today, schedule it. Put it on your reminder or calendar. Is the job complicated or large? Break it up into smaller steps. Most of the time that my chores seem overwhelming it’s because I’m trying to leap to the end without taking the first step.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.  If you decide, if you take the first step, if you finish a task, you will feel incredible freedom. It’s done. You’ve powered up.

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. George Bernard Shaw

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.  Creighton Abrams

Good article – How to Eat an Elephant

Sound Effect “Success”

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