Don’t Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap

 

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.

7 responses to “Don’t Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap

  1. Greg, you are an inspiration to us all. That progress comes in steps & taking inventory of what we have accomplished thus far is as important if not more important than the completed task. Well said, sir.

    • Thanks Dava, for your support and for your very, very kind words. It is an unbelievable feeling to have such a great dialogue with others that teaches and inspires and even makes us all laugh. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      • You’re welcome. I have enjoyed getting to know you & reading all of your wonderful blogs & posts. Need to read those books of yours. Hope you have a lovely weekend as well. Dava

  2. Thank you for reminding us to remember to be proud of our progresses, whatever they may be. Really enjoying your website, blogs and tweets. Thank you!

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