June 4, 2012
Allow me a little introspection on a Monday morning.
I'm coming to realize that as creative and free-spirited as I like to think of myself, I don't do things halfway. Not to say that creativity and free-spiritedness are signs of slackerdom. I'm thinking about recent behavior.
- I didn't contribute to a paper at work. I wrote the whole thing.
- I didn't buy someone a drink. I bought everyone a drink.
- When I ran - a rare thing - I didn't run a mile my first time out. I ran four.
- I organized my music collection online. I didn't just rip half my CDs. I ripped them all (3,000+), found the artwork, labeled and sorted everything and purchased albums to fill the holes.
I used to do things halfway. Especially when it came to high school math. My dad would agree. He always told me to give everything my best shot and never understood when I didn't. He was right though. I half-assed most of my school career. I just wasn't interested.
In the back of my mind, I always knew that I wouldn't be able to get away with half-assery for ever and I wondered whether and when I'd step up. As it turns out, I've become something of a go big or go home kind of guy.
How does your personality now differ from when you were a kid?Posted by Chris at June 4, 2012 7:16 AM