(“I choose this chair – not that one you spilled dye on!”)
I just got back from a trip to the city – always rejuvenating. Lots of talking, laughing, lots of people. So good.
I always like to listen to CDs on the long drive and, on the way home, I heard an idea that excited me. It was about what a huge influence choice can be about getting something done. Instead of: I have this huge project to do (groan, groan), or this long list of stuff to accomplish (again: groan, groan), it’s do I want to start with my favorite part or leave that to last?, Or, shall I work in this room or that? It doesn’t even matter what the question is, it’s the choice that gets things going. The brain loves choice.
I seem to remember that this was a tool that my daughter used when she was working with particularly challenged young students: “Red pencil or blue?”
And some days, with certain tasks, someone should be asking me that. Yeah. Choose your pencil.
little paper or big paper?
small story or epic?
smidgen dream or HUGE?
Which paper, which story, which dream,
So, yeah. I’ll start with the red pencil. No, I mean the red dye ~