Discipline Fail

23 08 2010

This is an ironic post. It’s ironic because the topic I had intended to blog about today had to do with setting a goal, sticking to a schedule and maintaining discipline and the wonders that that could accomplish. It unfortunately didn’t work out that way, due to oversleeping, a power outage, forgetting, getting distracted and then just a lack of energy at the end of the day when I finally did remember that I had planned on posting something, anything, to keep my goal.

My goal is to write something on this blog at least once a day for as long as I can keep that up (Sundays excluded). That shouldn’t be too hard because I really do have a backlist of topics and themes and links that I’d like to write something about and I keep that along with all of my other notes, so I consult and add to it far more frequently than I can actually find the time to write. I also happen to enjoy doing this quite a bit and it feels really good to stick to a goal and meet it every day.

I’m not counting this post, however. This is a little bit too much like filler and isn’t what I wanted to write about today. I didn’t schedule my time correctly and didn’t react. So, the post on discipline is coming, most likely tomorrow when I pick the goal back up. This post, rather, is just a little reminder of the discipline failure that hit me today. Which isn’t to say I didn’t accomplish anything. On the contrary, I got a lot done, worked on some job stuff, read a little and made it to the gym but I moved off the time plan and the net result was less than intended.

I’ll tell you what, though. I have learned to schedule my free time and I’m solidly in it right now as I write this. I decided, among other things, as I was re-evaluating my life and changing my guiding rules and principles that one thing I’d never do again is feel guilty for taking time for myself after I’ve put in a day. So, this is going up because it’s fun and I like doing it. Tomorrow will be different and will have an actual post.

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24 08 2010
Anthea

“…that one thing I’d never do again is feel guilty for taking time for myself after I’ve put in a day.”

If you hadn’t said it, I would have suggested it. 🙂 Goals are good, but not everything, and I think it’s good to forgive yourself and get back on the horse.

(And I would totally count this as a post.)

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