I feel a little scatter brained this morning. I really hate that. I’m so excited to do so many things I end up not doing anything until I can get myself focused. I’m partly to blame for this since instead of doing what I was supposed to do this morning I decided instead to catch up, scan and read the numerous blogs I follow each week. (That’s suppose to happen Friday mornings at the end of the week so I don’t get distracted mid-week as is the case now. ) And, now, even though its early in the morning, I am already behind on my day…ugh. I really don’t like being late or behind on things.
This whole scenario reminded me of a recent article I just read by Lee Cockerell on time management. (retired executive vice president for Disney operations)
“The number one excuse people use for not getting done what should be done is, “I did not have
time.” That is a ridiculous statement and it really is
nothing more than an excuse as we all have exactly the same amount of time. Some very busy
people get it all done and some people who are not that busy don’t get much done. We all have the
same amount of time and my observation is that people most often have time to do what they
want to, but don’t have time to do what they should do.
“A leader’s role is to do what has to be done, when it has to be done, in the way it should be
done, whether they like it or not.”
He goes on to say…..
“Efficient is being able to get them done. Effective is doing the right things in the right order
and making sure that you are addressing vital things, as well as the urgent and important in
every part of your life”
So, I wasn’t very effective this morning, but at least I recognized it, right?… If you’re like me and struggle getting organized at times, this is another great resource on how to organize your calendar to not only be efficient, but effective. http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-better-control-your-time-by-designing-your-ideal-week.html
And, if you ever come across other resources, please share.