Anyone who has read more even a handful of blog posts has surely read at least one that falls into the category of a listicle. You know the posts I mean – Five reasons for this, Twelve tips on that… I’ve done them too like here and here.
And I wish this was a list post. I really do! It’s not that I’m so in love with list posts – they’re fine – it’s just I can’t give you five tips on how to avoid procrastinating.
Sure, I could do a Google search and come up with many reasons. I could even draw a couple from my own observations and experiences.
But it would be disingenuous, unauthentic.
I’m convinced there is a proper response for every situation in life in either a Bruce Springsteen lyric or a Seinfeld episode. Any issue, any emotion, any incident has been dealt with by one of these two cultural phenomena.
And if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know very well that I am a huge Springsteen fan. While I’ve mentioned Seinfeld in passing, I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I loved the show. Well, just did.
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson.
In my last post, I’m Putting on Rose Colored Glasses, I spoke about my optimism for the coming year. I shared my plan to see things in their best light and make the most of the coming year.
I also noted that plans will go awry and frustrations and disappointments will occur.
And I was right.
Last week, I took the punch, a double shot on the chin, in the work realm. Details and reasons are not relevant. Stuff happens. However, the consequences of this double shot is that a significant chunk of my income was lost.
I have a good feeling about 2017. I really do.
This new year, I’m putting on rose colored glasses. Gonna be optimistic, gonna see things in their best light gonna move forward.
I’m not naïve or simple or foolish. But I truly believe that perception is reality. I will look for the positive, emphasize the positive, and be positive.