June 4, 2012

Halfway

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
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When I was a kid, it was always "go hard, or go home" nothing was done except at 110% or more. Now, I still give it my all, and more, but I feel that slow and steady wins the race. I'd rather get it right the first time than have to do it again because I did it quickly, but not correct.

Posted by: Krush at June 4, 2012 12:31 PM

Failing at things that matter: work, school, familial commitments, drives me bat$hit insane. Like to the point of wanting to whip myself.

In high school, you could have lit my homework on fire and I couldn't have cared less.

Cheers,
JJ

Posted by: JJ at June 5, 2012 1:19 AM


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