I laughed aloud this morning when I read Samuel Johnson’s diary entry for his 51st birthday in September 1760. He has a long list of resolutions, and he concludes with four resolutions to begin at once:
Rise as early as I can.
Send for books for Hist. of war.
Put books in order.
I see that he followed one of my own principles, which is to make sure that every to-do list has one item that can be done fairly quickly. “Scheme life” might take some time, however.
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