Sometimes (rarely, but sometimes) I wake up before my Roomba, Drama Llama, who begins his daily sweep at 5:00 a.m. I’ll be sitting in the living room, relaxing, and Drama Llama will scare the hell out of me by announcing from the kitchen, with great and loud fanfare, that he’s about to commence THE CLEANING.
Do, do, DOOOOOOOO!
Not wanting to listen to a vacuum cleaner for an hour, I quickly open my phone, click on the folder titled “Robots,” open the Roomba app and click, “Send home,” to return Drama Llama to his home base and end the cleaning session.
All of this takes approximately 30 seconds and, in that time, Drama Llama has made it precisely two inches into the kitchen and completed less than 1% of his schedule job.
And yet - every, damn, time. - he returns to his home base and announces - again with great and loud fanfare… do, do, DOOOO! - that he has completed the job.
Drama Llama doesn’t lament that he could have done more. He doesn’t have an existential crisis about whether or not he is living up to his potential. He doesn’t hide in shame because he has only done exactly what was required of him.
May you have all the confidence today of Drama Llama, lovely.
With much love and gratitude,