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 falls into that category.

Adopting a child falls into that category.

There are many more.