In The Zen of Max, I included a feature called lessons learned to summarize what I learned from each little part of his life. I know that it would be good if I applied this summation process to my life, but somehow, I just haven’t gotten around to it. If I did, today’s lesson would come from the realization that procrastination drives me nuts.
I realize that motivation comes in many forms. I must admit I have had the sequel to The Zen of Max at about 75% completion for months. It’s true that I have a busy schedule, but it’s one I set for myself, and I could have scheduled time to finish it at a leisurely pace long before this.
Last year when The Zen of Max came out, I participated in a local book fair connected with an art festival. It was a great kickoff for the book. When it was over, I vowed to finish the sequel before the fair rolls around again.
Yesterday, I sent in my application and registration form for the event. Now, I’m committed… motivation is high. Oh,I’ll make it, but I wonder how old I’ll have to be before I learn to work slow and steady rather than having to force myself to make a mad dash for the finish line.
Lesson Learned: Slow and steady gets the job done without frying the nerves.