Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O is for One at a Time

I firmly believe people should do lots of things with their life.  But we should do them one at a time. Not that we shouldn't multi-task or follow several dreams at once.  It's just we should concentrate on what's in front of us at the time.  I always write better and can give it my full attention if I know I gave my full attention to my hubby or kids when it was their turn.  Trying to live in both worlds at the same time can often be a disaster and leave me filled with guilt for doing neither of them well.  But if I concentrate on whichever job I'm doing at the time Then I can focus on the next one with a clear conscience.

15 comments:

  1. That's a great tip. Love the idea of multi-tasking with the idea of focusing on what we're doing right now.

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  2. Very good advice, Sara. I have had no success at trying to do both either. To everything there is a season. . .
    Blessings!
    Pam at 2 Encourage

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  3. I've never thought of it this before, but it's true. I can't focus on two dreams at once. I just need to prioritize better. That's my issue.

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  4. I agree! The key is "O"rganization. ^_^

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  5. In a world of multitasking, this one can be hard. But I totally agree.

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  6. I have to consciously remind myself of this quite frequently. There is so much to do and so little time to do it in, it's usually those closest to us who get ignored. In my case, it's my husband. Thankfully, he's a pretty good sport.

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  7. Fantastic. Hearty agreement. Multitasking is one of those concepts that bloomed into a pressure on everyone and diminished our productivity and capacity for excellence across the board. Focus. This is the way. Superb post, Sara.

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  8. I think some of this depends on personality. For some, having a multiple "bulletin board" of ideas, dreams and visions is energizing. For others, it's distracting and spreads them too thin. Being aware of our focus and energies and how we work best seems to be key. That being said, I'm definitely one of those types that needs to keep my field of vision fairly focused or I get like a squirrel on caffeine.

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  9. Thank you S.P. for your insightful and succinct posts.

    I am going to work harder to focus ONE thing at a time. It does help keep the conscience clear.

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  10. Totally agree and I think that's a lot of what's wrong with many people these days....they try to take on -too- much.

    Like you said, nothing wrong with multitasking, but as long as we don't stretch ourselves too thin.

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  11. That's a great tip. We're selling ourselves, others and our writing short if we don't give our full attention to what we're doing!

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  12. This is something I need to keep in mind when it comes to all my novels and stories. I need to just fixate on one till it's done and I can self-publish it :)

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  13. My husband's retired now, so I really understand what you mean. It's stressful trying to stretch in so many different directions. That's why blogland are so important.

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