Filed under: goals | Tags: accomplishments, challenge, goals, half-hearted attempts, ideas, Kathryn Thompson, life, resolutions, to do list
I just came across this post written by a fellow mom, Kathryn Thompson, and am feeling better about my own half-hearted attempts.
Sometimes my intentions just don’t reach fruition.
Some days I manage to cross a few items off of my To Do list; sometimes I’m super productive, but it seems like I don’t have enough hours in the day for my Want To Do list. So many ideas and projects I’d like to work on, but I’m either out of time or out of energy (or both!!) once the kids are out the door or tucked in for the night.
The author says: “…people talk about doing a job halfway as being a negative thing. What gives? Every job is done halfway. Then the other half is done. And if you stop after the first half, that’s one half more than you would have completed if you’d never tried at all.”
Perhaps I’ll just set my sights on accomplishing half of what I want to do; odds are, once I start, I’ll finish! Photo books? Archiving kids’ art? Sewing projects? Train for a triathlon? So many options. . .
But first, I think I’ll go half-heartedly clean the kitchen and taste the blueberry scones I just made with my son.
PS. they are delicious!