Last weekend I had a long list of things I wanted to do in the garden.
Among them were cutting some tree limbs that were shading some areas I didn’t want shaded, and planting seeds for the next rotation of crops (cucumbers – yum!).
The problem is that I only had time to do one of those things.
The choice I made isn’t important. Why I made that choice is what’s critical.
We have a lot of trees around our property and for some strange reason they get taller every year, decreasing light to parts of the garden. It has been bothering me since March, and I want to trim some of those trees. However, it isn’t critical yet. I can do it in a week and it won’t matter much.
On the other hand, planting seeds earlier means eating produce earlier, so it was more time sensitive.
There might be a time in the future when cutting limbs is more important than planting seeds. Again, the choice doesn’t matter, only the “why” matters.
Here’s the critical point: Echoing Monday’s email, being intentional about making the choice increases the likelihood that we’ll make the right choice.