We all do something that we constantly remind ourselves to not do. As a matter of fact, we all do more than one such thing. I know that I do. After I have eaten a whole bag of chips I remind myself to not do so again. I listen to myself for about 3 days. Then I ignore my own advice, again. I can get quite frustrated with myself.
Besides those bags of chips, I also don’t readily listen to myself when it comes to my contact lens. I do not have the best vision. Haven’t since my teen years. Thus, silly enough, I need a strategy for removing my contact lens. Specifically, I cannot take my contact lens out without first knowing where my eyeglasses are at.
I know this is silly. I already noted it. However, it’s symbolic of larger life issues. Yet, let me focus on the contact lens situation. If I remove them without having my eyeglasses handy, I have a hard time finding my eyeglasses. It means I spend a good amount of time searching for my eyeglasses without being able to really see. My vision is just not sharp enough to allow for easy eyeglass location. It is quite a problem.
What’s the take home message? Always have plan A, B, and C ready. Gave a plan, period. Plans can be changed. They should be changeable and living concepts. Being prepared, even when you expect things to go sideways, is a great feeling. And, allows for one to be flexible and not stuck on bad ideas.
Of course, even with planning to plan, I forget to have my eyeglasses readily accessible. I then stumble around and laugh at myself. Promise myself to not do it again. And, seven days later I inevitably do. I suppose I keep myself on my toes. Everyday is, indeed, an adventure.