Raise your hand if you’ve been to a time management seminar – more than once. How about organizing? Weight loss? Did we not learn it the first time? Why do some of the skills that are so important to us, to managing our lives and ourselves, appear to not take the first (or second, or third) time? What’s it take to really change?
If I had the answers, I’d be selling it right now. But what this is about is the need we all have, now and moreso in the future, to adapt and change as times change. We need to take lessons, wherever they come from, and create new, but perhaps temporary habits. I got an email with a list of “today’s” realities. On the list, it said, “please no more innovation after blue-ray-how many times do I need to rebuild my collection?!” But that’s life today, changing ever faster.
So the next time you go to a seminar or read a book on time management or some other behavior, don’t try and do it all but pick one or two important skills for you and make them a habit. You’ll find yourself less frustrated, and begin to make some of the changes that you seek for yourself.