"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time." ~Richard Cech, author
I very rarely, if ever, multitask.
For the longest time, I thought multitasking was the way to accomplish amazing amounts of things in brief amounts of times.
Well, I was wrong.
I could multitask with the best of them (and most of them were women). Talk on the phone. Fold laundry. Start dinner. Help my kids with homework.
A multitasker extraordinaire. That was me.
You know what I realized?
I wasn't giving any one thing (or person) my complete, undivided attention. Everything and everyone got just a little bit of me as I tried to do it all at the same time.
I don't think so.
Sometimes I got to the end of the day and couldn't remember what I had done. Who I had talked to. Where I had put something.
So now I'm all about one thing at a time. One thing done well. And then I move on to the next thing. And do that well.
In Your Words: What about you? Multitasker? Or one-thing-at-a-timer? Which works best for you?
*In case you're interested, research backs me (and Richard Cech) up.
**Julie C. won the set of stationery and stamps from the giveaway from last Monday's post!**
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Labels: Beth K. Vogt, In Others' Words, One Thing