Your eyes are closed but you are awake; the problem is getting started. You sit and do all sorts of other work, but not the one which has a hard deadline or is the most important one; the problem is getting started. There are multiple projects which have been left undone, or have not even seen the fruits of beginning labor; the problem is getting started. You get the idea; no, you are not alone in the problem of getting started.
Medical conditions conspire to vanquish all of the logical arguments we make in our own heads: It’ll get better; maybe the Agency won’t notice that things aren’t getting done; people will understand; coworker’s know I have a medical condition, so I’m sure they’ll be empathetic; and on and on, we allow for the medical condition and the lack of getting started to somehow be left on the roadside as so much human detritus as litters the mind with scattered thoughts. But we know it cannot go on forever.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, it is too often that point — of “getting started” — which prevents and delays what has already become necessary.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire