Spent today finishing off something I had promised someone quite some time ago. I originally offered to do something without setting any up front parameters. When it was requested it turned out to entail quite a bit more work than I had anticipated…and to be honest…more than what I thought I was capable of.
I procrastinated! I avoided! Neither of those actions are ever a good idea. Is THIS who I am?
In light of my ever evolving being, with the mantra of “Do It NOW!” playing in the background, I recently promised its completion in time for this holiday season. Even then, the time required was ended up being more than I had anticipated and it was most certainly more of a challenge than anything else I had undertaken thus far. However, the great news is I finished it today!
Happy Dance of Joy!
Was it fear of the challenge? Was it the immensity of the task? Was it…well, I could go on and on but the crux of it was I put it off. Once I did make a decision to get it done and set a time frame with a specific date (in writing) I got it done!
What I noticed in finishing it up today was by taking small tasks and getting each one done – rather than looking at the whole was HUGE. I’ve done this with other things…and it’s a pretty famous way of accomplishing any large task – one bite at a time.
At the end of this huge undertaking…which did not have to be perceived as hugely as it was…I have to ask myself what I observed. First: I don’t like how it feels within to avoid something. Second: Leaving something unfinished is lame! It is not who I am as a person – it is not who I am as a professional. Lastly: Do It NOW! Seriously!