Sunday, April 06, 2008

Time rarely stands still

THE LAW OF FORCED EFFICIENCY

by Brian Tracy

This law says that, "There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing."

You Always Find the Time:
When you run out of time and the consequences for non-completion of a key task or project can be really serious, you always seem to find the time to get it done, often at the very last minute. You start early, you stay late and you drive yourself to complete the job rather than to face the negative consequences that would follow if you didn't get it completed within the time limit. Rule: "There will never be enough time to do everything you have to do."

You Are Already Overwhelmed:
The fact is that the average person today is working at close to 100% of their capacity. And the jobs and responsibilities just keep piling up. Everyone has stacks of reading material they still have to go through. One study concluded recently that the average executive has 300-400 hours of reading and projects backlogged at home and at the office. What this means is that you will never be caught up. Get that out of your mind. All you can hope for is to be on top of your most important responsibilities. The others will just have to wait.

On another note:
I hated to hear this morning of the death of Charlton Heston. Click here for more info.

5 comments:

Mary Christine said...

He made the best Moses! I didn't know he died.

It is scary how much stuff we have to do -with no possibility of getting it done.

pat said...

Yeah. I woke up to that sad news too. Great actor/person in my book.

sojo said...

Hi Daave.

There are so many things to do these days, too, that can distract us. Look at all the time we spend being entertained!

Bill said...

I used to drive myself batty trying to get everything done. To hell with that plan.

As far as time standing still, I just saw a scary movie where stopped clocks signalled the imminent appearance of murderous aliens, so I've decided that's a bad thing, too.

Zane-nawwaa said...

All that crap to have to read is now so far behind me. I always said in 5 years, what difference will it make. And ya know what? I was right.