Things will be better when I have a bigger car.
Things will be better when I have a bigger house.
Things will be better when I have more time.
Things will be better when I’ve had a holiday.
Things will be better when I get paid at the month end.
Things will be better when I have a new job.
Things will be better when the summer comes.
Things will be better when….
Funny isn’t it how we often expect things will be better when…..
I do this quite a lot, and I laugh at myself for doing it because I realise how ridiculous it is.
Like almost everyone else I see visit this forum everyday, I am trying to get my life more organised.
I thought things will be better when I have a swish new laptop computer.
I got one. It’s fantastic. It has so much potential to do so many things – some of which I will never need (or fully understand!)
So, now I have it, I’ve noticed a huge change in the way I work.
Just as I’d hoped I am now at the cutting edge of organisation. People often remark on how well organised I am, and how they always know I can get a job done.
I now go to bed at night two hours earlier than I used to because those two hours are spare – surplus to my requirements because I am so ahead of the game.
I sit around often wishing time would speed up a little – things seem to pass me by in bullet time now because I’m so fast and able – so ‘on the ball’.
No ok, so I’m being sarcastic. The new laptop didn’t make all that difference after all. Now I have a laptop which looks up at me saying ‘ok, I’m fast and powerful, lets tear up the road – what do ya wanna do?’ and I sit there looking back saying ‘er’..
Yep – I now have this ‘go anywhere – do anything’ fancy piece of hardware, and I don’t know where I want to go or what I want to do!
I own technology that my Grandfathers would have marvelled at. My Great Grandfathers might have cowered away from the lights and display thinking it was magical and yet, it seems, they did so much more than me without all of these technological ‘advantages’.
They had to endure greater hardships in the lifetimes and work harder for less income and for no where near the same level of recreation as we have today.
Never mind… It’ll be better when I….