“Why doesn’t anyone ever try softer?” ~ Lily Tomlin
Last week I received a call from a business associate who was expecting a spreadsheet from me. With the best of intentions I had promised to have it to him mid-week. Then suddenly it was Friday and the half-finished project was still, well, half-finished.
If I had to tally the partially complete projects on my desk, I’m afraid the number would point to a revealing fact – I’m easily distracted and try to do too much. It is always tempting to over-commit to any number of personal and professional activities with the result that none of them are done as well as I originally intended. I sometimes manage to convince myself working harder is the best way to achieve my goals.
I hear there is a road somewhere paved with nothing but good intentions. Read the rest of this entry »