Good Afternoon Journal & Friends,
I enjoy the old Sherlock Holmes stories. My favorite way is a Talking Book from the library. In addition to his sharp wit and intelligent banter with Dr Watson, I realize I thoroughly enjoy the satisfaction of gathering the clues, solving the mystery, and--usually--the bad guy gets what's coming to him.
So, when I keep stumbling across the SAME message in my life in a short period of time, I look at it as though it were a CLUE. Sometimes it takes a Sherlock attitude to figure out what it means for me. Other times, LIKE NOW, it doesn't take a magnifying glass to get it... it's as obvious as the nose on my face!
The clues: several blogs I have been reading are all talking about TIME MANAGEMENT.
Anyone that has been reading here for very long might remember I keep mentioning Time Management, and how I want to get better at it. Yeah, right. Talk, talk, talk... but where are the results?!
Identifying the problem is only step one.
I have even read information of how to improve productivity, how to better manage my time. It's all good stuff, but for me it's been like reading a bunch of different recipes, grabbing ingredients here and there, throwing them all into the same pan, and expecting it to turn into something edible!
I need one simple recipe, with few ingredients, that will work for ME.
I have lists... schedules... calendars. It helps... but there is still something missing. I am still always behind...
Time Management. It is now at the top of my Improvement List. Priority One status.
Step one: less time on the computer writing about living life, and more time LIVING life. Gee... I'm a genius... I'll bet no one ever thought of THAT before!!! Yeah... right!!! :-D
If anyone has Time Management tips that have worked for them, lay 'em on me. I am gathering info to create my own simple plan.
From Dr Phil's book: "Demand nothing less than the best of yourself and for yourself."
My verse for today: "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me."
My quote for today: "The hardest part is what to leave behind... It's time to let go! --Winnie the Pooh