stop being half-assed
Why do anything half-assed? I mean it's a simple question to which most would answer "well I don't do anything half-assed". In theory- sure. But often I've found in myself that I get half way through something I don't particularly want to do, and at that point I just call it quits. Liiiikeee... laundry. I am a HUGE procrastinator with laundry! I find myself washing, flipping, and folding one load, and starting a new one- I'll get another load started and quit. Like literally "forget" to flip the laundry & we all know how that ends!
I often do a lot of things half-assed. It's not that I mean to, but shit happens, or doesn't happen really. I think that we try to put on the best versions of ourselves online. But I have definitely cleaned up whatever area was going to be in the back ground of whatever picture I was taking & nothing else. If we can't do the simple things- how can we hold ourselves accountable to do the really big things? Answer: we can't. But! It's about drive, and how important that "one thing" is to you.
I get that those are more simple examples but on a more serious note:
We all get tired, we all have things come up that get in the way. But if we have something going on that is important- do it all the way. Or else why do it? If I can't 100% put all of my time, energy, and effort into completing what I want to do & I can't see myself going above and beyond to have it done the right way... then I have no business doing it to begin with. Things like college and marriage are often put on the back burner of life.
"Oh... I have that paper due, but I have family in town" "We should go out on a date; it's been months... but I'm tired and just want to go to sleep". These are things that have actually come out of my mouth.
Life is hard- but it's such a gratifying feeling to do something and be proud of it. Now, marriage is always a work in progress, but you can still be proud of the work that you and your partner put in. I refuse to go to bed or leave the house without telling Stephen that I love him, even when I'm super pissed. It's something so small, but its putting in an effort. I know I kind of rambled with this one, but I had so many thoughts about doing things all the way vs. half way & tried to touch on all of them.
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