Short cuts often end up being long-distance distractions.
I’m all for doing something quickly if I can do it as well as if I took my time, I’m all for swift fixes for little things that don’t matter much – just to get them off my table.
But for something right, doing something well, it seems we have to do the work.
We must spend the time, focus on tiny details without losing our focus on the big picture.
I’ve been trying some new things in my daily routine – which are working, mostly.
I’ve had trouble with the sequence of my morning routine, but have it worked out now, I think so those things which must be done, get done, waste no time and don’t impact the day ahead …
It seems to be working. OK, maybe not working as well on Tuesday mornings when the newsletter tasks of Monday night and the wee-hours take their toll.
But working on it …
Do you have that issue in your life? The ‘how do I fit it all in challenge?’. I’ve found three things that help: avoid shortcuts unless they really DO save time, avoid distractions, and get up earlier!
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 10C/50F, clear and ‘back to school’ chilly. We walked very early (long before the birds got up)under a star blanket. Very early – eerie quiet, except for Gusta’s panting …
I really liked this. Good start to my day, this read of yours. I’m off to Victoria this morning – taking a float plane. Sun’s up. It should be a good day for the flight. Makings of a deal, in the making of the day – we are hoping. Take care, Mark. Keep up the musings, RT, Vancouver, BC
I remember someone telling me one time that nobody remembers how quickly you accomplish something, they will however remember how well you accomplish it. Congrats on the progress and not eating two or more bagels after discovering the taste you had forgotten to miss. For me, the degree of procrastination seems to correlate with the degree of how badly I like doing something. So, I do those things I dislike the most right off the bat and then go back to doing things I enjoy doing as a semi-reward for myself. It works; most of the time. GW, Bon Wier, Tx.
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