Posts Tagged ‘Time’

Past, Present, and Future

10/07/2009

Some have classified me as a workaholic, and some as a “Type A Personality”, one who is absorbed substantially by work. And I do a lot of work. Yet, from inside myself, one of my significant problems is “not getting enough important things done.”

Last week’s post talked about letting this blog go too long without an update. My plan for a weekly post is happening right now. As I have reviewed my overdue projects, and routine work, it is clear to me that time is available to accomplish the important things (the priorities), and to address needed things (like this blog) when it is appropriate.

“For the resolute and determined there is time & opportunity.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Looking back at the past, there is much to be learned from experiences (both successes and failures). For the future, I can plan toward my goals, using my vision for where I need to be. But where things get done, is today –in this time– and that is where my focus needs to be sharper, smarter, and applied with greater understanding. It is the seconds, the minutes, the hours of life in front of me that provide the canvas upon which I can create a picture of achievement.

What do you think? Have you managed to change a habit, a process, an ingrained routine to become more productive? Please share your thoughts.

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Lack of time is often not a good excuse…

10/02/2009

Tick-tock

Tick-tock

We can probably agree that we “don’t have enough time.”  But, as we know, we each have the exact same allotment of time — it is how we use it that matters.

The excuse that I have been using when I thought about writing a new blog post, is that it made sense for me to complete first a “31-day course to be a better blogger” from one of the best, Darren Rowse.  As I get involved with my work and schedule, I then have used the excuse, “I must put attention on other priorities in my business”, so fulfilling my blogging 31-day course has not happened, and also my blog sits here dormant, without an update.

So, I am writing today to break that cycle.  And I will restart my commitment to write a blog post weekly.  I am not giving up that I should complete the 31-day Blog Course, but I will do it in parallel while posting weekly (new goal to finish my course is October 20, 2009).

It is important to “manage by priorities.”   But it is also important to realize when something that is of significant value, though not at the top of the priority list, is being delayed too long and take action to correct it.

If you are interested in becoming a blogger (or a better one), please check out Darren Rowse’s book”

http://www.problogger.net/31-days-to-build-a-better-blog-join-9100-other-bloggers-today/