Sunday, February 1, 2015

To Do: Done.

Dear Achievers, both Over and Under,

Isn't it fine to be done?  I have reached this year's goal of shooting the duck.   Make no mistake, the secret to success is in setting goals that you know you can get done.  I always set a goodly pile of achievable goals at the beginning of the year, so I can be done with such things early, and get down to the fun part of the year:  i.e., the rest of it.  There are some tougher goals, to be sure, but I don't bother with those.  I hope you don't either, but if you do, I wish you luck and happiness in your pursuit of them. 

To date, I have added a bookshelf to the hall, and sewn a pair of pinstriped wool slacks.  So, what is left?  Finishing a large white painting, and a knit hat, cutting my hair like Carrie Brownstein, and trying to read a Doris Lessing book.  It's good to have goals, and it is good to have done with them. 

It has you wondering, I'll bet, if it might not even matter if you get anything done.  You may be on the right track; and isn't it grand and liberating?  Join me in shooting the duck, if you like.