…Which Is Always A Highly DANGEROUS Situation.
Ask My Family/Friends.
They’ll Tell Ya.
"O.M.G.! You Let Bradley THINK!?! DAMMIT, This Ain't Gonna Be Good!"
…The Quotation That Piqued My Interest Was…
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“In Preparing For Battle, I Have Always Found That PLANS Are USELESS…
…But PLANNING Is INDISPENSABLE.”
—DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
(Our 34TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA)
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Now, How True A Statement Is That?!
Hit’s It Right On The Head, Doesn’t It!?
And No, I Do Not Mean The Battle Part…
…But The “PLANS” Vs “PLANNING” Portion.
I Am Absolutely HORRID When It Comes To The Fulfillment Of “PLANS” In Almost Any Way You Look At It.
The “PLANNING” Portion Is What I’m Good At.
…And I Try To Set Myself Up To Have The Best Day Possible…
…Each And Every Day.
Does “PLANNING” Turn Into “PLANS” At Some Point?!
SURE IT DOES.
Can’t Deny It, So I Simply Shant.
…What About The Fulfillment Portion?!
…It’s A Craps-Shoot.
The Odds Are In Favor Of Non-Fulfillment, However.
Hell, I Dunno.
I Suppose I’m Just Bad At Keeping The Plans I’ve Made.
Always Thinking About Things…
…But Never Really Doing Any Of The Things I Thought About Doing.
…What To Do, What To Do?!
I’ve Been Planning To Go On A Walk, All Morning.
Have I Gone, Yet?!
It’s Kinda Yucky Outside.
Could I Easily Put On A Jacket And A Hat To Keep The Rain’ish Conditions At Bay?!
…Yeah I Could.
I Easily Could.
I Could Make It Happen.
But I Haven’t.
I Made A Solid Plan From Said Planning.
But That Remains To Be As Far As I’ve Gone With It.
And That’s Just A Minor Example.
I’m VERY Sure I’ve Made A Million-Plus Plans In My Time That Have Totally Gone Unfulfilled.
That’s Just Life.
…Rarely Executing The Planned Plan.
Does That Take-Down Some Of My Personal “Cool-Points” At All?!
Do I Care?
Does It Bother Me?
Should I Just Shut-The-Hell-Up And Go For My Walk?!
So If That’s All A “Maybe”…
…What’s The Solid?
What’s The Part I’ve Concluded With Measured Success?
And I Found It Totally INDISPENSABLE, Just Like “IKE” Said.
Please, please go for your dam walk already Bradly! Don’t make me come over there and kick your procrastinating butt! You, of course, know I say this with only luv in my heart!!!!!!!!!!! Peace, Jaz
Brad, my man, I suffer from the same problem (and like the “Forbidden in Antique Stores” thing which we also share, I’m not exaggerating here).
The thing you’re talking about was probably my greatest source of frustration (and I mean that in an all-encompassing way, not “gosh, this is frustrating”–I felt like my life was on hold) for many, many, many years.
If I’m honest (and I might as well be) it’s still among my biggest weaknesses. I’ve gotten much better at it (but remember, I’m a few years older than you; when I was your age, I was still only asking questions about the problem), but I have to fight it every day with various methods I have learned.
It took me a long time to even get an inkling of what was behind it. In my case, it was a weird species of fear. Even to this day the idea of starting a task (and that includes blog posts) fills me with a degree of anxiety. The more I enjoy the task (again, blog writing), the lower the level of anxiety, but it’s still there. Have to run to the store to pick up groceries? Anxiety. Need to work on my recording? Big anxiety.
Real life/real time example! I need to go replace a lightbulb in the house. You guessed it…anxiety.
You And I Are So Much Alike, RK, It’s Almost Scary.
We Should Become A Dynamic-Due And Have Someone Make Comic-Books About Us!
Do You Know How To Kick An Ass If You Need To?!
I Hope So!