Today is my first day of summer vacation. The first day I can concentrate on writing my book and being productive. I went to bed last night with a vague idea of what I wanted to do today.
I didn’t write it down. My plan was vague.
I woke up at 5:30 a.m. this morning and started to read blog posts. Then I started to read the comments on the blog posts. Three hours later I have emerged from an internet fog of he said, she said, and then she said he said.
It is 8:00 a.m. I didn’t walk the dog , eat my breakfast or write. I am hungry and frustrated. My eggs are overcooked, my dog is sad, and my manuscript file is unopened.
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!
― Benjamin Franklin
Excuse me while I write down my plan for the day. I don’t want to plan to fail. Benjamin Franklin planned his days. I started a Benjamin Franklin habit on January 2nd of this year. It appears I have forgotten the wisdom of Mr. Franklin.
Today is a new day, a Benjamin Franklin day. I am going to walk the dog, eat my overcooked egg and write my book. ( I also have to clean the basement, scrub stains out of the carpet, and clean seven litter boxes.)
Do you write down your plans?