If You Are Behind
Perhaps You Should Slow Down
Rushing may seem to assist in getting
more done, but I have found it often does the opposite. The faster
you go the more behind you can get. If you are behind, slow down
and assess the situation. Going faster might not be the answer,
slowing down and figuring out a new strategy may be.
Step one: slow down and ask yourself
what you can delegate. You dont have to do everything yourself.
I know it is tempting, but it is the recipe for getting way behind.
Learn the fine art of delegating and use it. Others really do
want to help, but they have to be asked.
Step two: ask yourself what you can
completely eliminate from your schedule. I took a look at my business
and decided that there were several things that I was doing that
I just didnt want to do anymore. I eliminated them and nothing
happened. No one noticed and now I have additional time to do
things I enjoy.
Step three: and perhaps the most
important step. Ask yourself what the rush is all about. Why are
you keeping yourself so busy? Think about this question for a
while, the answer may not be as obvious as you think. Are you
busy because you dont want to deal with other life issues?
Is there something or someone you are trying to avoid by being
Life does seem to be busy these days.
Slow down and assess what is going on and what, if anything, you
want to do about it. Maybe you love being really busy. If so,
great! Dont worry about it. Also, dont complain about
it being behind and being so busy.
If you are way too busy and you are
not happy about it, slow down. Take some time to figure out what
you are doing and why.
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