The previous day, I finished every item on my to-do list. I don’t know when’s the last time that happened. I felt pretty damn good about myself.
I awoke relatively early this morning. This was a good sign, I thought to myself. Then, I proceeded to do nothing for several hours straight. I had become complacent and completely forgotten about industriousness. I have to remember to put success behind me.
In the end, the day wasn’t entirely wasted. I got some writing done. My e-mail inbox is getting much closer to 0.
Tomorrow, I’ll make sure to write down “Are you being industrious?” on my hand.
By the way, I’m making a list of possible virtues to concentrate for other months. So far, I have compassion, honesty, positivity, initiative, detachment, and cleanliness. I’ve also been thinking about taking things down to a weekly basis (as Franklin actually did), but I do like this several-week endeavor with industriousness.
[Note: Today is actually day 10, but I’m writing this late at night for day 9.]