Have you been putting off starting that one big project? You know, the one that has been at the bottom of your list forever just waiting for “some day” when you’ll finally get to it? Well, that “some day” is today. Just ask your calendar.
Today is the only day of the year whose date is a complete sentence, and its message is important.
“March forth and conquer that last lingering task on your list. Reclaim your day and your productivity!”
(OK, so maybe it doesn’t say all of that…but that is how I choose to interpret it!)
We all have those tasks that seem to cling to the end of our list and never go away. The worst ones are the tasks that no one is “checking up” on for us.
If I miss deadlines for work, I’m definitely going to hear about it. If I turn in a paper late for my doctorate, my professors will ask for it. However, other types of tasks tend to get pushed to the bottom of my priorities when I know I’m not accountable to anyone else.
I have told myself that I need to try to set up a book signing for my new book, but I’ve been putting it off. Nobody was pressing me for it and it was easy to push it down my priority list. But no more!
Today, I will March Forth to the local bookstore to get the ball rolling. It will only take about an hour of my time and I will be so happy to finally check that task off my list.
What will you march forth and do today?
Btw, if you enjoy amusing calendar dates, you won’t want to miss “pi day” on March 14th (3.14) and Star Wars day on May 4th (may the “fourth” be with you.)
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