Are you going too fast…trying to get too many things done at one time?
Are you trying to write that report, cook dinner, help the kids with their homework while at the same time trying to do a host of other things because you think that getting all these things done at once will make you more efficient?
I think you know the answer; yes we like to move fast, but are we really getting more done or would we do better slowing down and focusing on the task-at-hand?
You’re trying to write that report, but at the same time you’re trying to help your son Johnny with his homework, so, in the middle of the report, the one you will have to give tomorrow standing up in front of all your bosses, you type something in there about George Washington chopping down the cherry tree- probably something not too relevant to your boss now, is it?
The dinner you were trying to make while writing your report and helping Johnny is now belching smoke and the smoke detector starts to bellow…ouch! That’s tough in the ears, and P.S. your dinner is now ruined so time to order take-out.
There will always be enough time if you pace yourself. Things will get done correctly. You will feel less rushed, and the accounting department at work will get the report they were really looking for… and you will shine!