I can’t believe the year is almost over, with the holidays just around the corner. “Time has just flown by”. Does that sound familiar? Where does all the time go? Remember how it would take forever for Christmas to get here? How about being in a boring classroom, staring at the clock on the wall, watching the minutes barely tick by. I’m fascinated by the concept of time. It seems like time clicks by faster the older we get. Everyone needs to figure out their own priorities when it comes to how to spend their time. As far as I know, nobody has been able to invent a real time travel machine.

It’s been said we all have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given
to people such as Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein and others to name a few. How were they able to get so much accomplished in their lives? I personally have a never ending “to do” list that seems to get longer every day, even though I check things off daily. I wish I could be more effective with my time. Maybe I’ll figure it out before I run out of “time”.

Can multi-tasking be more efficient in how we use our limited time? I’ve been convinced that multi-tasking is not really that efficient. Sure, we can drive a car and listen to the radio, but drive and text, not so much. When it comes to tasks that really require your attention, it’s best to get one task done before moving on to the next. I’ve learned to try and give full attention to someone when they walk in my office to discuss something. In the past, I used to try and finish an email while half listening at the same time. It just doesn’t work effectively. Do one task at a time and do it right.

So the clock keeps ticking. Speaking of time, it’s only been 71 years since the Chicago Cubs were in the World Series, seems like only yesterday.


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