“Where’s the fire, what’s the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day
But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want or you get old
You’re gonna kick off before you even
Get halfway through
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you” – Billy Joel, Vienna
I figured this one out some time ago, but lately I feel the pendulum swung a bit too far to Vienna, a little too far away from the do. Vacation and holidays will do that to you. So with a month left in 2019, it’s time to revisit the habits I’ve set for myself, revise and replace a few where needed. Writing is consistent, exercise is not. Too bad, I had a great run with burpees and rowing, but one injury blew up the streak, and before you know it a month went by. But there’s plenty of time to reset, with exercise that doesn’t injure me this time.
The system? Make a list, prioritize, schedule, measure results, review and course correct. Nothing mysterious in any of that, I’ve just gotten lazy about using the Bullet Journal this fall, which has a trickle down effect as I stop structuring my day and wing it, and things slip through the cracks. Too much Vienna, not enough do. Great time to course correct. Set the alarm early, work out and tackle the list. It’s grown too long lately. So Vienna… will have to wait.