Settling in for a short spate of reading before drifting off to sleep last night, I heard Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.” Something in the lyrics resonated within me. While the activities mentioned in the song are not necessarily the ones I would do in such a situation, I could see the wisdom in the thoughts behind the lyrics.
The idea behind the lyrics ties in with my plan to start living with the end in mind. It encourages me to look more for the ways to live each day in such a way that at the end of the day I will be a bit closer to the ultimate end(s) I am working toward for this year and beyond.
Today, in and of itself, has been a bit frustrating in that I have had to fill in at work. An overabundance of calls meant that the supervisor had to have me log in. I had hoped to be able to head up to the attic to pull down some fabric bins from the attic to go through. I need to decide if the things in the bins are worth keeping or if I should send them on the way to new homes. However, I remember that it will be extra $$ in the paycheck at the end of the month and that makes it workable.
In order to ‘begin with the end in mind,’ I’m going to have to overcome one thing; making and sticking to a list. For some reason, I have Not been able to make lists of things to do and follow them. Something inside of me gets very rebellious and refuses to stick to the list.
All the distractions and side trips seem like lots more fun than doing what I know I need to do.
I welcome any suggestions or ideas on how you successfully keep to a To-Do List.