Do what you can

So you’re swamped, too much on your plate, and sure you’re not going to get it all done.

Do what you can.

There will always be a to-do list longer than your ability to get it all done.

Do what you can.

You think other people on your team aren’t pulling their weight? You don’t know that. Maybe they’re doing all they can with what’s on their plate.

Do what YOU can.

Any time you spend anxious about what’s not finished is time not spent doing and focusing on the task at hand.

Do what you can.

You’ve heard the starfish story, right? About the beach full of starfish and the guy throwing as many as he could back into the water? And a passerby says, “That doesn’t matter, you can never save them all” and he holds up the one he was about to save and said “It matters to THIS one”?

Do what you can. No more, no less.

The best lives end with stuff left on the to-do list. Heck, all lives end that way.

Do what you can, while you can.

And if you can honestly say, “I did what I could,” you’ll be able to hold your head up.

Do what you can.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, a golden retriever named Dejah Thoris Princess of Mars, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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