I cut my front lawn in long strips, one to the immediate left of the other. If you cut yours left to right, I have no issue with that. Agree to disagree.
Anyway, I say that because I have noticed a distinct tendency for my rows to drift to the left just as I am preparing to make the turn and head back in the opposite direction. The amateur psychologist in me thinks it is a tendency to rush through things, that I am eager to start the next stage — and therefore move closer to the finish line — before I have actually finished the current project.
Whether I am right or merely out in the sun too long, it gives me an opportunity to focus on the here and now a bit more deliberately. Instead of imagining myself already finished and checking out mentally, I should be pushing through to completion. Multi-tasking is fine. Forward thinking is fine. But I need to make sure I don’t leave projects half-finished.
It’s a handy habit to develop if you are looking for heaven. A lifetime spent in pursuit of it can wind up short if you think you’ve already arrived. Perhaps it’s a pride thing, imagining yourself incapable of falling — although, of course, we all are (1 Corinthians 10:12). Perhaps it is a result of thinking heaven is found on earth — and that you have already found some of it. So you drift. Maybe enough to take you off course.
Constant self-awareness. Needful course correction. The best prevention, and the best remedy.