As people we have many roles to fill, many people to be every day of our lives. I am a wife, mother, daughter, writer, professional helpmate, friend… The list goes on. I have talked here before about Stephen Covey’s advice to know the roles we play and to have goals specific to each role. I have been a believer in and practicer of Covey theories for many years. Now more than ever I need them Lately I feel as though I have so many roles to play that I am splitting into more than one person. Or failing. I don’t seem to be meeeting my goals sufficiently. I get up in the morning and go until I drop and do not have time to skate or bike ride and there are people waiting on me to do things at the end of every day.
Am I wanting too much? I don’ t think so. To want is to accompplish. To succeed. To have. I want (need) to be a good wife. A good mother. A good daughter. A good writer. A good friend. A good person.
Today,this morning as Tim had to turn around on the way to work because I forgot the dog’ s collars, he teased me with words I had lovingly and sincerely given to him just yesterday. And I am reminded that we teach what we most need to learn. HTim very aimply said: make a list.
Make a list. I know this practice. I used to practice this practice. And somewhere in my changed life, I forgot the simplest of things. Make a list.
I am off to do so. And next week I plan to tell you all how much I have accomplished!!