There is a big piece of me that wants to hurry through the third and just get it out there. But there is a bigger piece of me that wants to do it right and hold it until it's really ready.
With all that in mind, thinking about intention versus production, it occurs to me that two-thirds is pretty much how I get through life. And that is not to say that I'm squeaking by in mediocrity. I think because my intention is so grand, I frequently think I can produce more results than I can. Instead of being reasonable in the deadlines, whether it is professional or personal, I tend to push time limits and believe I can handle more than I can in a shorter time frame than needed.
And I sit and tell myself, if life did not get in the way this weekend, I would be finished. But the truth is, life is a terrible inconvenience.
Lucille Ball said, "If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do."
I suppose I am that busy person who keeps doing more. So, the two thirds I get done [on time - when the rest gets done reasonably after that], is not so bad.
Today I read an article about writer, Harry Bernstein who finally was published at 98 . He destroyed 40 of his manuscripts after being rejected by publishing houses throughout his life and finally got the green light in his nineties! After four successful publishing deals he passed away at 101 years old. Knowing about the one-tenth of his work lending itself to inspiration is truly astonishing.
In short, re-evaluating the two-thirds of work I accomplished on time is more than adequate. It's actually quite impressive [internally].
Today [and maybe just for today], I'm going to try to look at all the things I complete, instead of those things that are hanging around to be done.