I’m going to show my age a bit here. You remember the bit in The Blues Brothers (and if you don’t, go watch it) where Joliet Jake (John Belushi) is confronted by his former fiance (Carrie Fisher) for standing her up at the altar. He starts coming out with increasing unlikely reasons why he couldn’t make it to the church.

I ran out of gas. I… I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!

Where I am going with this? When I first thought about reviewing how I got on with my July goals, I started making excuses. Then I realized I’m not going to get anywhere by doing that. The truth is, I fucked up and didn’t do nearly enough work as I should have.

But dwelling on that isn’t going to do me any good either. All I can do is acknowledge what went wrong and do everything I can not to repeat the same mistakes.

Which brings me to what to do about my goals for August. We’ve got a lot going on this month and next month so I find myself wondering what is the best way to go. Previously I’ve worried about setting myself up for failure but again, I’m thinking that’s also me preemptively making excuses.

So, what is it that I want to do going forward?

  • Meet my commitments.
  • Work on House in Exile.
  • Work on the Masterclass course.

That seems to be it a nutshell so let’s see how much of that I can do.

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