Friday, August 14, 2009

Prioritizing

There is always more to do in the day than time to do it all. That's where prioritizing comes in. Most days I try to pick the top three activities that will move my business forward. But even after I have made those choices- things come up and priorities shift. I had planned to work on cleaning up a section of my upcoming book and meet with my book coach. However, a presentation that I had agreed to do, and that was next week, really needed some more work. I had obtained some new information to work into the presentation and it was going to take a chunk of time. Of the top 3 things on my list- writing on the book got dropped for the day. The book project is important and so is the presentation but the presentation fell into the urgent category and the book was not so urgent.
Now what I need to keep in mind is my self-imposed Oct. 1 deadline for the book- so not so urgent today but quickly it will become so if it is continually moved for more daily urgent activities.
So often life is experienced as a series of "nows" instead of keeping our eye on the big picture. Keeping a balance is difficult but so important.
I had also planned on blogging last night but after glazing over at the computer at 10:00 I shifted that task until today. Sleep had become a more urgent priority. Today- another day and another set of priorities. I keep a quote on my fridge that I refer to often-
"finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day. you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."-emerson



Jonda S. Beattie
Professional Organizer
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