The Colin McEnroe Show
4:41 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Willpower

Last night I had a terrible dream about a show in which this thing you're reading now -- we call it the billboard -- didn't get done the right way, because I didn't write it correctly nor did I allow enough time to fix it. And there were similar problems, in the dream, with Wolfie's introduction, all caused by my failure to make myself do the daily writing load in a timely fashion. This is a problem in real life. If I get these things ready an hour before show time, the day goes more smoothly for everyone and Patrick's chances of digesting his lunch increase dramatically.But I often finish them at the last minute, and this a could be read as a matter of willpower. We often see our unhealthy impulses as natural and our strategies for improvement as artificial. But maybe my dream was a way of telling me that I have a natural capacity to do things the right way. I'm just out of communion with it. Anyway, I wrote it on time. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us@wnprcolin. ***Today's show was produced by Betsy Kaplan***

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