How I'm Laying Hold of Today

"Nothing will work unless you do." - John Wooden Over the weekend I was full of great ideas and even made some actual plans.  I was going to jot down some notes for this week's blog entries, get my house cleaned on Monday, and maybe even run and errand or two before heading off to my part-time job after lunch.  Yup, Monday was going to come and I was going to Rock. It.

(insert awesome air guitar solo complete with sound effects here)

Autonomous Crumpled Paperphoto © 2006 David Mellis | more info (via: Wylio)Now it's Monday.  And I can't really say I have rocked it.  The Guitar Solo of Awesomeness (aka the weekend) has come and gone.  The clock is alarmingly closer to the noontime mark and I have a house still waiting for its scheduled 'go through' (hello Tuesday?!) with altered plans to run errands after work.  Blog notes from the weekend were falling flat today.  And I have to stomp down the urge to take off to Starbucks with Agatha Christie for a leisurely lunch before heading off to my office job.

Once again I find the decision to make better use of my days does not translate into being instantaneously more organized.


But all is not lost.  I did rock it on the first day of week five of the Couch to 5K running program I have on my iPhone.  I strength-trained.  I sat myself down in front of my computer and rather than check Facebook and Twitter incessantly, put together a blog post.  I even let a call on my cell phone go to voice mail in case the ante was upped for me to choose happiness now rather than get things done now so I could have happiness later.

I will keep trying to make better use of my days.  And I won't quit when I flub it up.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  --Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

How do you keep going when the going seems too tough (or even only 'kinda' tough)?  Any words of wisdom/encouragement will be appreciated!

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