Have you ever had one of those tasks that you really want to get done, but just never seem actually get it done? Maybe, there isn’t enough time. Maybe, it’s contingent on getting another job done. Maybe, it has been so long that you’ve learned to live with whatever state of incompleteness it is in. Maybe, you’re just a born procrastinator.
I have a bunch of these small jobs around my house. I want to get them done, but for the reasons above and a complete lack of faith in my skills, they have been piling up. Realizing that I was not going to get these “someday” tasks done, I decided to hire a handyman to do them. I got a bunch of jobs together, got some estimates and had the person come over and complete them.
Am I proud of myself? No. I wish I had more self reliance and a “get er’ done” attitude. I wish I had more confidence in my abilities–because there are things I am capable of doing. Instead, I chose the route of humility. It is better to get the tasks completed than worry over them for even a second longer. It may have cost money, but it certainly took far less time than if I had done it. It certainly saved me from frustration and possible multiple trips to the hardware store to go and get that “one thing” I had forgotten.
Now, since one of them was getting my dartboard put up, I can at least play some darts.