Prepare for what you will do not what you could do

It occurs to me that I spend an excessive amount of time considering what I could do. I have a garage full of items meticulously collected for something I might do but likely won’t. Maybe collected isn’t the right word. Kept is probably more accurate.

I fill my daily to-do list with items I could (read would like) to do instead of things I will do.

Much of my reading and study focuses on subjects I’m interested in but never doing — trivial knowledge rather than practical skills.

Is that all bad? I hope not.

Even so, I suspect I could be much more effective if I prepared for what I would do rather than what I could do. Is it possible that a slightly more focussed approach could achieve a somewhat more useful life?

What do you think?

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