Tonight, I’m on my own at home since my wife is out. I have an hour and a half ahead of me before going out. In those circumstances, I would normally take the opportunity to lounge in front of the TV. Finally, some me time.
But not tonight. Tonight I’m writing a blog article. I’m moving forward on at least one of my projects.
I’ve known for a long time why I’m frustrated by not contributing enough to open source, not writing enough blog articles, not playing , writing or recording any music, not doing this and not doing that, blah blag blah.
I know, and you know it too: what’s stopping me is the lounging for too long when I actually have time to make stuff I care about.
Time is precious.
Since we moved to the Fareham area in December, my wife and I joined a small badminton club. It’s been decades since I’d played any form of racket sport (I gave up tennis after my appendicitis in 1992, because I’m lazy), so saying my game was rusty is a huge understatement. Nevertheless, I managed to catch the shuttlecock a few times, even to send it back…sometimes. But my successive partners and I never actually won a game at first (we use a rota which makes us play with everyone, against anyone). But then, I realised something that changed everything and helped me improve dramatically.
Get your head in the game, at work and on the court.