Almost 10 AM. I have the sand paper, Ultra Grip primer, paints, brushes and 10 new knobs to finish off the project. Yet, here I sit.
In the past two weeks I have painted my bedroom, a bench, master bathroom cabinets and two dressers. I don't understand the hesitation to begin the third dresser.
It reminds me of the George W. Cecil quote, "On the plains of hesitation beach, the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to wait, and waiting, died!"
Not that I think I might die if I put it off another hour but I've delayed for several days, supplies in hand!
P.G. Wodehouse wrote in Jeeves In The Morning, "It was one of those cases where you approve the broad, general principle of an idea but can't help being in a bit of a twitter at the prospect of putting it into practical effect." Apparently, I am not in bad company. According to Jeeves, Hamlet was a little stuck, too!
I know the project can be finished in two days, easily, in spite of having to wait 12 hours for Ultra Grip to set before applying the delicious color, but I still hesitate.
To start, all I have to do is put painting clothes on. Comfort City! Not the problem!
Then I have to remove old knobs. Still not a problem, the necessary screw driver is resting on the bench next to drawers.
Dresser is on sheet of plastic and the drawers are already out!
But first, I told myself, I will make a cup of tea.
Then, I will catch up on blogs while I sip the tea.
Hmm, why not blog about my lack of willingness to jump into the project....hey! I know! I'll look up a quote about a lack of willingness!
No such luck! Go ahead, Google 'quotes about lack of willingness'! All you will get is hundreds of quotes about 'willingness', 'will', commitment, passion! Stupid Google!
I did find this little goodie: "Don't be afraid to give your dream a try. Even if you fail, give it another try and several more until you excel. Success always comes from the willingness to never stop trying." Not sure who Edmond Mbiaka is, but he is credited for proclaiming this bit of wisdom.
I know that I am willing to 'never stop trying' but I've got to commit to making a commitment to 'jumping in'. Could it be that I'm just tired of painting and would rather eat cheesecake and have a massage? Probably!
Do you ever do the hesitation dance prior to a project? Do you see the finished venture, plan the process, gather supplies, and then precariously hang somewhere between 'get-set' and 'go'? How do you push yourself out of the blocks without the shrill blast of the starter's whistle?
Looking around, I don't spy any cheesecake and there is nary a trace of warming body oil, let alone a massage therapist. I guess I'm just going to have to woman-up and get 'er done!
But first, I should vacuum and clean the kitchen and Google Edmond Mbiaka!