So much to do, so little time…a common complaint among us all. I have always struggled to balance everything in my life, often with disappointment. Much of what I desired to accomplish had been put off until I had enough time to throw myself into it, which really means I accomplished nothing. That is, until I came up with this idea….
I call it my Piddle Theory.
Piddle (adj.) – very small. ex: A piddle of time
In this harried world, it is hard to slow down, to change our mindset from the fast and furious to the slow and steady. But that is exactly what I did.
“Slow and steady wins the race.”
To proceed with consistency and patience, though progress may be slow, will eventually produce more benefit than the hasty rush and careless furry to just get something done.
Good things take time.
J. R. R. Tolkien spent fifteen years writing the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. As a professor at Oxford, he complained that his life often interfered with his writing. He did not have enough time to throw himself into the writing.
What if he had waited until he had time? We never would have been blessed with this great and inspired epic.
The Piddle Theory – to spend brief moments in time working toward a long term goal
Here are some examples of what I have accomplished utilizing the Piddle Theory.
Whatever it is you are hoping to achieve, if you are waiting until you have time, you will never fulfill your goal. Do not wait to accomplish your ambitions or to experience your life. There will never be enough time to do everything you desire.
Simply start doing, in small increments of time, and see what you can accomplish.
Susan Van Volkenburgh