I find myself living with contradictory thoughts. Life is short. I should spend it doing the things I love.
Life is long. I should plan for how to spend it.
The contradiction I’m wrestling with most right now is “It is important to plan.” The opposite is also true: “It is important to act.”
In some sense, these two phrases are not contradictory. You can plan and then act. My problem is that I find myself often choosing between the two. I don’t want to act before I plan. I don’t plan because I don’t make it a priority. Therefore, things don’t move.
Take this blog, for example. I started writing on it in October 2015. It’s now June 2016. In that time, I’ve done fuck all to progress my vision of working on projects I’m moved by.
That’s a shame. It’s a story as old as the internet: someone starts a blog, writes in it for a little, then stops. I’m sure I have a LiveJournal account somewhere.
But I can’t be frozen by that anymore. I just have to act. This is the next step.