December 20 – Beyond Avoidance
What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?)
(Author: Jake Nickell)
I would love to dive into the depths of my mind and give a deep answer to this. Something like “I should have spent more time doing that thing that I am passionate about” or “I should have made more of an effort to Go For It more!” But after thinking about what I have avoided this year, the only thing that really comes to my mind is…
Yep, the one thing that I should have done this year but didn’t because I could always find something else to do was clean up after myself.
Mind you, I am a very tidy person. If you walked into my place, you would probably say, “Wow, this place looks so nice” or something along those lines. It’s not that I am dirty, per se, I just end up letting my stuff accumulate in the wrong places. Let’s say that I wear a shirt that I want to wear again, but don’t feel like hanging up. I put it on a desk in my bedroom. Then it doesn’t get moved. Here we are a year later, and I bet I could find things (which are neatly folded by the way) that I haven’t worn since then. Out of sight, out of mind, except it’s in plain site, I just don’t see it.
So that is one of my goals for 2011, to clean all that up and have a clean desk again.