MVP: We choose what does and does not get done
Most of my time in the garden has gone into building a fence to keep Collin’s puppy contained in the yard. It is slow work because I have never built a fence before and I am a perfectionist.
The time I have invested into the fence has come at the expense of planting seeds, which I should have done three weeks ago.
In retrospect it was a poor choice of priorities, especially given that we have re-seeded the backyard and aren’t letting the pup back there. So, I am building a fence to keep in a puppy that won’t be in there for another month or so.
This is what happens when we have an overwhelming list of things to do. I felt the urgent need for a fence, so I jumped into it, without really thinking about what I was giving up.
And yet, the beauty in have too much to do is that we get to choose what gets done and what doesn’t get done! That’s the second epiphany.
Knowing that we choose can be scary because, as in my case, I must own the bad decision.
We won’t have enough lettuce in May because I didn’t plant it early enough, because I poured my time into the fence. That’s on me. It isn’t about time; it is about priorities.
Today’s intention: Are you aware of the choices you make regarding what to do and what not to do? Think about what didn’t get done yesterday – did you decide, or did it happen by default?