Every so often…

Lincoln, my grandpuppy, glued to my side and even wanting to lay his head on my laptop keyboard.

Every so often you do some task, something that you have done hundreds of times before without issue, and it all goes totally awry.

Despite your efforts to get it right, even though you seemingly know exactly what to do, it falls short. When I get into that mode of correction, sometimes it just goes off on me and the correction takes way more time than it actually took to do the initial work.

It is always when there is some sort of time constraint.

When I have a time constraint for something of this nature, I automatically get into a mode of even making more mistakes.

Today I went to blog and I followed my usual copy and paste of the blog that I keep in Microsoft Word. For whatever reason, I did not realize that I had somehow copied it within the document so that I had the same words and paragraph repeated. When I went to delete the extra, somehow it still wasn’t right. It took me a long time to get it right.

By the time I had gotten to that correction point, everything looked exactly the same and it was as if my eyes were incapable of seeing just the original words I had intended for the document.

It is kind of crazy.

At this point, one has to sit back, take a deep breath, and do it, but add a time constraint into it and I lose it.

I am not good with time constraints of that nature or timers.

Put me in a game with timers and the stress involved will cause me to make mistakes and the timer will just undo whatever brainpower I have left in me.

It is funny because some people have the opposite reaction and really do well with that pressure.

It is good, in the end, to understand yourself and what you can and cannot do.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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