Lest you have forgotten, each one has only 24 hours a day. Yep!
However, most people also seem willing to recognize there is some upper limit on what they or their organization can accomplish in a given period of time.
How surprising it is then to find ourselves continually adding new tasks and goals without removing any.
New ideas are great. New concept are exciting. And new opportunities are wonderful, and there are times when we ought to go ahead even though we are not sure we can handle them. I once worked for a man who said the way to get ahead was to get yourself in trouble and fight your way out. Har har har. Really?
But for most of us, this simply will not work in the long run. Hence, we should always ask ourselves when we are about to add a new task in our schedule or charge on a new involvement is,”what am I going to stop doing when I start this new task or take on this new responsibility?” This of course, is a form of priority setting because it forces us to weigh new opportunities against the continuing importance of present ones.
We are told that our body stays alive by some cells dying and new ones taking their place.
Life involvements should be that way.
We should establish a check mechanism where we weed out the old activities before we take on new ones. This is not only applicable true for us young professionals or to any individuals but organizations as well.
For an organization that cannot abandon former ways of doing things, i.e., old irrelevant policies, ineffective methods, inefficient programs, unreasonable goals and objectives, will soon find itself involved in doing nothing but keeping itself in business and eaten by its competitors alive in the process.
Let us start looking at our calendar of activities and weigh each.
Then start deleting those no longer serve our purpose and start listing new ones, then most likely, you will be able to regain composure.
Each year we should analyze the things that we are doing, and when we come to the one at the bottom of the list say, “delete it!”. And the next -and the next -and the next -until we’re back to 24 hours a day.