SINGLE TASKING DAY

TL 2-24 SINGLE TASKING DAY

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.  Alexander Graham Bell

How many irons can you have in the fire and effectively manage them?  Remember when everyone was all about multi-tasking?  I’ve never been a fan of multi-tasking.  It’s a better idea to do one single task and do it very well.  Today we celebrate SINGLE TASKING DAY!!!

Administration Assistants pride themselves on being proficient and accurate.  If I was to tell you there was time to do just one thing at a time, I’d be lying.  However, if you can prioritize the tasks, you can perform them more efficiently.

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.  – Doug Larson

It’s such a great feeling to know I’ve completed one project in its entirety before beginning another one.  To write one good post, edit it and make all applicable changes before moving on is the right way for me to work.

I’m reminded of how the character Charles Winchester, M.D. describes his abilities as a great surgeon on the hit T.V. series M.A.S.H.  As he’s scrubbing he explains that he does one thing, he does it very well and then he moves on.  That clip is on You Tube.  I can’t post it here.  LOL!

A study was done at Michigan State University with 300 students to test their ability to persevere through interruptions while taking a computer test.  The interruptions came in the form of pop-ups that required the students to enter a code.  In one case, the interruption lasted a little more than four seconds.  In another, the interruption was 2.8 seconds.

With a 2.8 second interruption, the students made double the errors when they returned to the test.  With the 4.4 second interruption, the error rate quadrupled!

Haste makes waste.  – Benjamin Franklin

I think it’s safe to say the days of multi-tasking are over.  🙂

 

 

 

 

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I FORGOT DAY

TL 7-2 I FORGOT DAY

 

7-2 I FORGOT DAY

What will you forget today?  Well, don’t forget to take your medicine or exercise or anything else you need to do to stay healthy.  I have a list of things I will forget today and I’m going to share it with you.

  1. I forgot to get angry when the jerk in the SUV cut me off in traffic.
  2. I forgot to hang on to the hurt feelings I first felt when someone said something mean to me.
  3. I forgot to be negative when I was told I made a mistake.
  4. I forgot to stick my tongue out at the guy who stole the newspaper from our front yard.
  5. I forgot to be impatient with the lady standing in line ahead of me at the grocery store.
  6. I forgot to keep the extra change the clerk gave me at the book store.
  7. I forgot to break the pool stick across my knee when I lost the game.
  8. I forgot to worry about what will happen tomorrow.
  9. I forgot to be jealous of others who seem to be getting ahead in life.
  10. I forgot to get discouraged when circumstances were less than desirable.

Today I want to encourage you to hang on to God’s promises and trust Him for your future.  He is the one who knows best.  You may have a plan for your life, but remember that His plan is best.  If there’s a hiccup along the way, thank God because it probably means that He’s protecting you from something bad.

Don’t forget to water your olive tree…  LOL!!!

We don’t know the future – and that’s a good thing.  If we knew how things would go, I wonder if we’d have the courage to get out of bed every day.  It’s a challenge to wake up and get out of bed and face whatever lies ahead in life, but with God, ALL things are possible!   🙂