I’d have made a bad newspaper man.
Can’t seem to hit these deadlines like I should.
I knew this morning that the newsletter had to be made, then lost sight of that fact as I battled this other…thing.
Those of you on the email list have no idea what I’m speaking about because THAT deadline is burned into my brain.
The online version? Not so much
I try my feeble best to get the web letter done by Sunday night.
The email version then gets auto shipped the following Monday.
The problem seems to be in what happens on my Sundays.
I get caught up in other BHAGs (Big Hairy Ass Goals)
I needed to straighten out another website. I knew going in that the scope of the thing would be enough to give me an actual headache.
Turns out I’m a prophet.
Because I most definitely got a fucking headache trying to wrangle that other site into submission.
An actual fucking headache from stress
That rarely happens to me.
But I’ve been pushing hard all week to develop something else entirely.
It, too, is a mother of a BHAG. The brain work involved on that project left me with no juice for the one I just slayed earlier.
And tackling the two made me forget the newsletter entirely, until twenty minutes to twelve.
No damn way to assemble the thing you’re reading right now by then.
Which pissed me off.
Separate from doing right by you guys, I have a drive to do right by me
I like when the dates on my posts are spaced out exactly 7 days from one another.
I like that I’m that damned dependable.
Except, it’s not easily sustained.
But I do my best, with an eye on improvement
And that’s all any of us can do.
But I do like that I get close enough for government work (low though that particular bar may be these days), and I keep producing.
Some days, I believe that’s as good as we can hope to make it
And deciding to live with that assessment is already bringing my headache down.
Look. If you’re trying to build a beastie like this, just keep moving and doing something every day.
That right there already puts you out in front of the rest of the herd,
You, like me, will one day make it.
And somebody out there will be damned glad you never quit!
This Week’s Podcast Episode(s)
EPI-33: Ignorance, Thy Name Is Ken (25:10)
The photographer of this post’s featured photo: Matt Duncan