Friday, December 17, 2010

When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done??

It's been awhile since I've posted for one of the 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind. I'm currently on Question #4... and as a New Year's Resolutions (I have many that will be posted shortly), I would like to post at least 1 a week until they are finished.

I am answering the 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind as part of my own Day Zero Project. I encourage you to share your own answers here, on your own blog, or privately in your own journal. It's a great writing exercise that can also make for some thought provoking discussion.

When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done??
In all honesty, I find this question really intimidating. I feel like it's a question that it looming over my conscience daily - something that when you turn the corner you see it there, plastered on your living room wall in Freestyle Script, begging an answer.

I guess that having said more than I've done is one of my fears in life. I work well under pressure and authority, but on my own terms I'd say I'm only an 80-percent-er, meaning I always have full intentions of completing everything on my To-Do list, but usually call it good at about 80%. This is one of the things that annoys me most about myself, and most of the time I blame it on the exhaustion of this everyday life. Now that I've recently learned of my suffering with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism and have started a treatment plan, I expect to have more energy going forward, and hopefully along with that more productivity.

This is a good question for the circumstances, because I think that the Day Zero Project is an excellent way to prove to myself and to others that I'm going to do what I say I'm going to do. With 887 days to go, I'm now 7% complete.

On a deeper note though, I often think about this question in terms of the future - the moment when we're standing at the big pearly gates. Will I have done enough? Helped enough? Given enough? Been enough of a mother? A friend?

I guess the answer is to wait and see. Until then though... I'm really going to try to accomplish the things I say I'm going to, and put my best foot forward in trying to do the things that I really want to do (i.e. I always sayd that I want to write a book, etc...).

Thoughts?

8 comments:

  1. You have inspired me to post and look into the Day Zero Project. I suffer from Hyper Hashy, lots of ups and downs, but since I had a baby, it has ben very even keel (I'm crossing my fingers). Hang in there, it only gets better and when you feel better you can get more done!

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  2. Unfortunately, I often feel like I've said more than I've done. However, as the saying goes, we are our own worst critics. And to help me feel better I occasionally remind myself that if I'm stressed out and feeling like I'm never getting all that I have to do done then perhaps I'm trying to do to much. And I like what you said, I'll just have to put my best foot forward...

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  5. What a very interesting question. I will have to mull it over in my noggin. Hmmm...following you back! You have such a cuuuuute lil girl!

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