Balancing 'Here and Now' with 'Possible Tomorrow'
That is what I seem to be doing these days - trying to strike a balance between the here and now (H&N) demands and a possible tomorrow (PT). There are days and even weeks, God knows even months when I allow the H&N to take precedence. The problem is - at the end of it all I feel as though I would have worked hard but hardly worked. Am I the only one that gets that feeling?
My PT always seems to suffer because even when I shelve it - in the short term nothing seems to go wrong - it is when I get to the end of the year or to the beginning of another that I notice that my PT is still seating where I left it during the first quarter. In 2015 my PT that remained undone was working on the second edition of my book. So I am setting myself a new target - I am removing it from the PT box and placing it nicely in the H&N - and I have no intention of keeping it there beyond April 2016.
In life and business one is always trying to balance the H&N and the PT. Definitions of the H&N will differ from person to person. My H&N are some jobs that I pickup as a freelancer and from my consulting practice, they eat into my 'writing' time because they also involve writing. What is common is that when one over focuses on faster cash from H&N, PT suffers. PT makes one wish for days that are longer than 24 hours.
For me the challenge remains that of trying to achieve balance - generating H&N cash while setting aside time for PT in a disciplined manner. WA, from where I stand, represents PT, at the moment my level of focus is a bit pathetic -- ok it is pathetic in a big way!