I Have Trouble with Foc… Ooh Shiny!

by Chris McGinty of AccordingToWhim.com

I have trouble focusing on one
thing. I have a bad tendency to draw a line in the sand and say that I’m going
to do this one thing until I achieve a certain outcome. Then I have a bad
tendency to get sidetracked by something else that seems equally important. That’s
the problem. Everything seems important. I can’t seem to follow the same goal
for more than a few days before I want to work on something else.

I’ve been putting in a lot of
time working wage jobs for a few weeks. My intention is to get my cars in good
mechanical shape, start contributing to a retirement plan, and then when my
child support is all paid I want to have a couple of months of expenses saved
so that I can pursue creative projects zealously… you know, on those days I
feel zealous.
I’m running into the problem of
not feeling like doing the Uber Eats part, which is the part where I’m getting
the extra earnings. It’s not because I can’t handle the workload. I actually
like to work. It’s only partially because of catching a cold and/or the flu
recently. What happens is that I have too much time to think and not enough
time to properly pursue the thoughts. This starts making me feel like I’m
getting nothing done, even though I’m doing something that I believe to be
important. I start thinking that it feels dumb to spend a lot of time not being
creative so that later I have time to be creative, even though I know that the
focused earning effort will be more effective than doing the second job thing
half assed.
It’s all about how much money I
have above my expenses at the end of the month. It means that if I work 800
hours over the next twenty weeks that it’s slightly better if I do 600 of the
hours during the first ten weeks and then only 200 the second ten weeks. The
reason is because of the bulk time I could spend on creative projects during
the second ten weeks.
All I’m saying is that I know my
reasons for working so much, but then I have trouble ignoring the creative
thoughts. It doesn’t feel like logging the thoughts to get to later is quite enough.
Chris McGinty is a blogger who
felt that it was important to have a blurb at the end of this blog post. In
fact, it was probably just as important as the blog post. Probably.

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