Plans pass if they’re not scheduled

It’s amazing how much time can pass before I return to a process if I haven’t automated it.

For instance, I missed publishing yesterday. But it doesn’t even feel like. It feels like I just published.

Also, another example, I gave a speech the last Monday in August and hoped to give another September 19, which is tomorrow. I didn’t schedule it, though – I just hoped I’d have another prepared and then I’d be able to schedule it.

Well, I haven’t prepared the speech, so I’m not giving it tomorrow. I’ll have to wait at least another two weeks for a chance to present again.

But again, if I don’t schedule it now, like at tomorrow’s meeting, I bet I won’t give it in two weeks either.

That’s how time slips by. If the process isn’t planned and scheduled and set with reminders, it’s easy for two weeks, three weeks, a month, a year and a half, a decade to pass without returning to the process, sometimes without even starting the process.

Writing my memoir falls into that category.

Starting the podcast for HunchbackWhale.com falls into that category.

Adopting a child falls into that category.

There are many more.

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