I’ve had a great week.
I’ve written a lot for what will be my fifth book. I remember just a few short years ago when writing my first book seemed like such a daunting task. Such progress I have made.
And on this Friday, I’d like to end the week pleased with the recent progress I’ve made. I know there is still a lot of work to do, but I have to appreciate what has been done already. It gives me the encouragement to know that I’ve begun a task, and that each day I move closer to my goal of finishing it. My reflection provides a basis for me to judge what I have done, to see some errors but more importantly, to see the improvement in my work. Each day I’m getting better.
I’ve heard of golfers using this technique after a bad scoring round. I have used it. I’ve told myself “Well, that birdie on the third hole was worth coming out today.” I’ve said this as I’ve totaled triple digits on my card.
I see it in baseball all the time. A pitcher will have an amazing start to the game, and actually winning when his manager takes him out of the game. I can hear Vin Scully saying “And even though that bright, young pitcher wanted to stay in the game, him leaving now means he can reflect on the good outing he had and know there is no way for him to lose the game.” He didn’t get to finish, but he can reflect on the good that he did accomplish.
Each day I’m getting better. And today? Well, today I’m going to end on a high note. I’m going to push aside my writing for a while and start working on some other tasks that are in need of attention.
I’ll return to the page later with a fresh, positive outlook.