#154 – Getting Ahead of Something

(You try finding a picture that captures this feeling).

Figure if we’re in the lane of efficiency and task management, might as well stay here.

I likely get this desire to get started early on things from my father, a man that never saw an event he couldn’t leave his home earlier for.

But, unless you’re one of those chronically late people—and if you are, do everyone a favor and just stay the fuck home already—you’ll understand what I’m talking about when I say there’s a certain joy to actually getting out in front of a project, an assignment, a thing you have to do.

I’ve never been one of those people that enjoys waiting until the very last second to start doing something. In college, I wasn’t one of those people studying all night or writing papers til 4 AM the day before it was due.

For me, it was more of a relief to actually do that first part, submit that thesis statement, call for that first interview, schedule that initial consultation, whatever.

So, in this vein, it does feel good to get started on finishing this list. Feeling #112 and feeling #154, only 42 apart but so closely linked.

Polar Opposite of this Feeling?: Like I said, I’m not really the type to wait until the very last minute, but I’d imagine the opposite of this feeling is the manifestation of every single anxiety dream, every single “I’m back in high school, naked, with a presentation to do” dream, rolled into one.

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