I spend most of my day rushing around. Dashing from one airport gate to another, speeding through traffic to get to an event, or rushing to get one task complete before I get interrupted and have to focus on another.
In my mad rush, I realize some things get done well and some of them just get done. When I look at the blur that was my day, I think what fell through the cracks today? What should I have spent more time and attention on? What is this noise about life balance?
Some things come back to haunt me. For instance, when I send out a newsletter that had a lot of errors in it, clients complain.
I have also been planning my sons 3 rd birthday party and I keep thinking he's only 3, he won't notice if it's not this grand event- this one doesn't have to be perfect. Then I got a phone call from someone I forgot to invite, and I can't help feeling guilty.
Something has got to give. Over the years I have learned to prioritize, but I still find myself looking regretfully at some things I do and think I should have done better!
As a motivational keynote speaker, I often do a motivational speech about life balance and prioritizing, fully realizing I am close to insanity myself!
My new philosophy is this ..there is no such thing as life balance. There is no such thing as prioritizing. Everything is a priority, or else you wouldn't be doing it.
This month i enjoyed listening to motivational keynote speaker, Hugh Culver talk about how effectiveness trumps efficiency. His motivational speech compelled us to focus on the important stuff. I have already removed, stomped out and delegated all the unimportant stuff in my life, so it's all important.
The truth is we are all stretched and life is messy that way. Our day doesn't unfold exactly as planned and we have to do the best that we can. If it's not perfect..that's ok. Now I will shrug my shoulders, laugh, try to learn something from my mistakes and say ok, what's next?
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