Tuesday, March 22, 2011

There's hope yet...

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Once upon a time I set a goal to be fabulous. Fabulous by forty. Once upon a time I decided that fabulousness included clean closets. Once upon a time I cleaned my closets but shortly there after I found out that some fabulous people are of the clean closet variety while other fabulous people are not. In other words, my closets quickly fell into disarray and I had to learn that I can be a fabulous work in progress and that's okay. As long as I stay "in progress".

So while trying to stay "in progress" I'm forever working to improve myself by study and listening to those who are fabulous in ways that I am not. One such person is Randy Pausch of "The Last Lecture" fame. If you haven't watched the last lecture watch it HERE. It's fabulously fabulous.

I love Randy Pausch. He keeps my dreams of fabulousness alive even when forces around me would tell me it's hopeless. Therefore I try to watch, read or listen to anything I can find with his name attached to it. One such lecture I recently watched was this one HERE on the subject of time management, wherein he spoke of procrastination and gave the following advice...

"If you have to eat a frog, don't look at it first. And if you have to eat three frogs, don't save the biggest one for last."

Fabulous. So fabulous in fact that I taught it to my children.

Fast forward to yesterday...

Yesterday I stood in my bedroom and declared, "Ugh, I have to eat this frog today and I better not look at it first." (at present my room is very messy)

To which Waylon replied, "Yeah, and you shouldn't save the biggest frog for last so I think you better start with your closet."

Six years old and he already gets it.

Now that's fabulous.

5 comments:

Heidi J said...

what a smart little dude. Gotta love the inspiration we get from our kids who seem to know more than us :) Good luck with your closet! I wish I were there, I'd do it for you. I love organizing!

Marcie said...

Ha! I had just paused for a moment while eating my own frog (aka cleaning my bathroom/closet). Guess I better hop back to it!

Jessica B Photography said...

Nice shoes hanging out of the box :) I <3 Randy Pausch too. I don't necessarily <3 cleaning my closet though.

4boyzmdmom said...

I used to be fabulous and organized. Now I am fabulous and disorganized! My closet isn't too bad, but don't even think about looking in my basement! :)

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