It's fun to think about the future. It's easy to ruminate on the past. It's harder to put that energy into what's in front of us right at this moment -- especially if it's something we don't want to do. We think: it's just a job; it isn't who I am; it doesn't matter. But it does matter. Who knows -- it might be the last thing you ever do. Here lies Dave, buried alive under a mountain of unfinished business.
There is an old saying: "How you do anything is how you do everything." It's true. How you handle today is how you handle every day. How you handle this minute is how you handle every minute.
It's today's GetMotivated from Reddit that gives a deep impression. Though I agree with the saying, I have to admit that it's also the reason why I am easy to get depressed. It's a double saw that if you accept the belief that how you do anything is how you do everything, you might blame yourself for how you fail to do anything because you will fail to do everything. For me, when I failed once, I saw the pattern to fail, again and again, I couldn't fix that. It's horrible.
Every month, almost the first half of the month, I am positive to try something new and make progress with self-discipline. But the rest of the time, I suffer from continuous failures -- everything is wrong. This minute I lost, then every minute is wasted. I get tired then quit finally. The same as when I was praised by any tiny things I did well, I worried about being blamed for any tiny mistakes I make. One hundred percents of trusty also mean one hundred percents of disgust. Just like the world is either white or black. So leave some space for grey color, so when I was overwhelmed to do my best, I could rest to do better other than quit.