Move the Monkey
What a Relief!
Do you have something you’ve been dying to get off your list of things to do but just can’t seem to get around to it? Well I had one of those that was hanging around for over a year (actually more, but I prefer not to think of how long). It was something important but I just couldn’t seem to move it up the list. Other things always seemed to take priority. “Enough!” said I, one day. I declared it a project and committed to my advisory team that I would get it done within a certain time frame. I told them it was a monkey on my back and I was tired of carrying him around.
A few weeks ago, I finally completed this project and relieved doesn’t quite describe it… giddy is more accurate. I immediately sent an email to my team with this note and picture: The monkey is officially off my back. Now he’s just hanging out with me in the jungle, with a silly look on his face. One of my friends replied: Congratulations, my friend. Way to move the monkey!
Project “Move Monkey”
Have a monkey who’s weighing you down? Here’s how you can get him off your back:
Get Him Off Your Back
What’s the monkey you want to move? What’s the date you now commit to moving him by? Go to it. You will be deliriously happy when you’re done! In the meantime, here are some quotes to inspire you. The first is one of my favorites:
“That which hinders your task is
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the
eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
“I've been looking over the list
of spring chores I made up last fall,
“Putting off an easy thing makes
Here's to you,