I have 5 minutes before I need to log off of this computer and get myself to the airport.
What can I write in 5 minutes? I can explain to you, my consistent readers, that I made a promise to myself to write every Sunday. No matter what. So here is my what: I’m not at home and my typical writing rituals have been interrupted.
Luckily, I’m in a beautiful place.
I choose in these 5 minutes to keep my promise to myself. My post might not be perfect or polished or as tidy as I would prefer. But for me there is a larger picture at stake and I can forgo perfection for a promise kept.
It might not be perfect, but it is going to get done. This approach helps me complete plenty of goals. If I expect perfection from the jump I might never, open my computer, walk into the gym, take that class…the list goes on.
When I let go of expectations and allow the experience, I skip procrastination and get right to the task.
So that’s where I am. In a beautiful place and keeping a promise.