I’m fortunate in that during the summer months here in New England (which translates to, “a short period of time”), I can generally kick back and move at a slower speed than I do during the rest of the year. During this summer, I took this switch to an extreme. Yeah, I got some stuff done – I answered phone calls when they came in, I responded to email eventually and I raised some money to fight cancer by riding in the PMC. Looking back on it, though, I think I got less done this summer than during any other period in my life.
I’m not just talkin’ about the business-oriented stuff either. I cycled less, I played less tennis, I read less, I exercised less, I played golf only once (and that was only 9 holes) and I didn’t blog at all. All those projects around the house? They’re still there. Bills need to be paid? Not today. Stuff needs to be cleaned? It doesn’t smell that bad. Computer needs to be fixed? What’s wrong with pen and paper?
I guess there are some things I did more. I ate more, I drank more and I found myself cruising the web more. Check out my waistline for proof.
I have no excuses. This summer, the gods of weather smiled down upon us here in the northeast corner of the US. We had an incredible summer, weather wise, and for some reason I did my damndest to not take advantage of it.
I’m worried that this is my new status quo; that I’ve become lazy and slow; that I may have to rename this blog “1-Speed” or even “no-Speed.” So, I’m treating the advent of Labor Day as a kick in the ass. The bell has rung and the round has started. It’s time to get back to my fighting weight, step into the ring and throw some punches (OK, maybe I need to cut back on the boxing analogies). It’s time to start getting stuff done. My time as the least productive member of society is over . . . for now, anyway.