When I started working my first job, I was surprised to find that a lot of people took forever to finish projects that could easily be done in a few minutes. I couldn’t figure out why this was. At the time, I was struggling to keep up with my life as a full-time student, part-time worker, and a social butterfly. I would run from one thing to the next to get everything done. Everything was listed out and organized in my planner. Every hour of every day was planned.
I didn’t have time to dawdle on my tasks.
I was just getting things done and I was working as quickly and proficiently as I could. If I didn’t organize my schedule just so – I could run into the problem of not having enough time to finish an assignment or I would forget something important. So I just kept going day in and day out – scheduling my hours and working my hardest. Of course there were days when I failed to get everything done and there were times when my assignments were finished just seconds before class. But overall, as I look back, I completed an amazing amount of work in such a short amount of time.
Whenever I had a long list of tasks to complete, I would just jump from one task to the next. While on the other hand, in the instances when I didn’t have as many meetings to attend and I didn’t have as much homework to do, I would stretch out my time and wouldn’t work as proficiently. I got lazy about planning my schedule and I got lazy about keeping up with assignments. I grew to become more like […]