What if in life we aim for a place that we want but don’t actually reach it? Is potential just a sad way of saying there is failure?
Nobody wants a life hoping to under achieve, it’s just all the other things that get in the way.
Christmas for me has been something that got in the way many times. I never had a big family and then when I did have they didn’t support Christmas.
But there’s more than just holidays. There are people and responsibilities to take into consideration. I would love to be doing other things that I believe I have potential for, but things happen.
My message is don’t waste your life regretting, but look at what you have and live tomorrow in a better life, because somebody might not have a tomorrow.
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Imagine a world without time management gurus.
Time management has to be the biggest load of crock. There are impossible deadlines to reach and it simply makes your day feel bad because you failed the targets.
The quality of whatever you do should take priority, first and foremost. We need standards of quality, obviously, but pushing a time onto them does not help in the slightest.
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This blog started in early January, but with my time becoming ever so tight recently, my chance to post for all of February became very hard. Even so the thought of nothing being released was always with me to the point that the next post was growing in pressure to release.
And so after 5 weeks I have released a new post. Hurrah!
The point is that during that time my writing hadn’t actually stopped but just not posted. So over the next few weeks I should be able to post out more than previously.
This is in my eyes a fail
My point here is not to do nothing. To do something of any value shows people you are there and care for what you do. And in return people also will care that you have shown to them you can still do.
There’s good in not holding back
The release right now feels great and I feel as good as when I was in my initial flow. So again, don’t hold back and give something even if it is small.
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Let me start by asking for you to think about your day. Next, think about yesterday and then think about the past week.
- Have you used your time somewhat badly?
- Do you find yourself wasting time?
- Have people around you stole your time?
- Have you spent too much time doing the same tasks?
Whats going on?
The problem that comes across all these questions is time management. For most people time management is not included in their thinking. If you are reading this then it suggests you are already above many people just by knowing about it.
So what can you do? Well, you could start by creating priority checks on everything you do. Building reasons and asking, “WHY?” might help too.
A probable fix!
I have another way and that is to create a schedule. If you remember in school, you would have lessons and also periods of time around them to be able to get to the rooms. What if you could create those small windows for your day?
The idea is that you will have problems. Be prepared to fill time with emergency events. The reality is you will get tasks that can happen at any time, and they probably need doing as soon as possible.
You need to create mini breaks in your schedule for emergencies. It could be as simple as ten minutes per hour of free time. Then you would have time to finish and start the next thing with no serious disruption to your schedule.
It may seem a little wasteful in your schedule, but bear in mind your thinking is that those small windows are available and if nothing happens, then the time is yours.
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It’s happened again. I can’t believe it, the time has gone so quickly. I am of course talking about the end of one year and the beginning of another.
The photo is a screen grab from the fireworks show in Sydney, Australia. I was lucky enough to witness in person back in 2002/03.
The question I want to raise is, what shall we do about it? Well, personally I have plans to create a new blog that will centralize other things I have made. I have a couple of books, Windows desktop software and Android Apps to my name. I am a developer by hobbyist.
Another passion that has been dormant for far too long is sketching. Its the nicest form of expression as it feels freer than other methods.
So, for me I have thought recently of what will be in 10 years and 20 years, and the thing that strikes me is what will we be thinking of our digital efforts as we look back. I would like to say my software development has been good, but in someways a little mismanaged and missing direction.
The question is then put to you, what will you want to have to your name in 20 years time?
It makes 2016 put into a better perspective. A phrase I like is ‘Stop chasing minnows and look for something bigger’. I think this is a good point to work out our priority.
Happy New Year and I hope your focus will be more precise. Share your plans here I would love to talk about them.
When you have a plan that needs to change, go ahead and change it. A rule you should have for plans is to stick with them even if it is an edited plan.
You have to adhere to what you have. If you change, in accordance to something that you see works better, and then edit the plan, make it public and try again. Any plan is not set in concrete. It is there for you to edit and change.
Think of it as a template. Plans are a guideline. The result will thank you for it if there is some deviation to get to the result.