Have you ever watched as someone tries to shut a suitcase that obviously wasn’t intended to fit all the stuff they have placed inside of it?  They are slamming it as if the 20 pairs of pants will miraculously get smaller.  The zippers or the clamps are bending way past their intended use.  Why do we always try to fit more crap in than is intended to fit?

What about our days or our minds?  Who the hell invented multi-tasking?  If we were supposed to get 30 hours of work done each day wouldn’t they (they being the universe inventors) have made the day longer than 30 hours?  I do not believe our minds fail us as we get older, I think we have too much stuff in our minds and it’s hard to find what we are looking for in there.

I think about organization a lot.  I believe that people who get “it all done” actually do less.  Think of the 80/20 rule and doing the important things.  A doctor only sees patients and keeps up on medical news.  They don’t even take blood pressure or vital signs anymore.  While someone is billing the insurance company for your visit, the doctor is on his 3rd hole of golf.   What if we only scheduled tasks we knew we could get done and did them?  Ever have a day that you accomplished everything you wanted?  At the end of that day you feel complete and fulfilled.  I want that day every day.

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00August 28th, 2015|Prosperity|2 Comments


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    Tracy Lynch Sanderson August 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    GREAT post Hoyt! It is exactly how my ife looks….like an overstuffed suitcase!

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    Kathy Zalusky August 31, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I understand the idea of scheduling tasks — it's ingrained in me to prioritize and organize. BUT my goal is not to "feel complete and fulfilled." My goal is to try to be flexible to have the time to change or rearrange that list. If I can take care of one item on my list, that's great; but looking back on the day and sometimes having to stuff an unplanned item in sometimes is worth taking the extra time and sometimes is what completes my day. (PS: being retired is a big help!)

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