You’d think after a handful of decades on planet Earth I wouldn’t be so dumbfounded at how quickly a year starts and ends—but 12 months seem to go even faster with each year that passes! I often feel like there’s just not enough time in a day, a week, a month, or even a year to accomplish everything I want to do!
Of course that’s not true. We all get the same amount of time, it’s just how we decide to use it. There is enough time for everything…everything, that is, that we choose to make a priority. With more and more access to information, and much of that information being pushed on us every time we look at our phone, tablet, or computer, we can easily get overwhelmed by what others are doing, by what we “should” be doing, by the ideas of what we “could” be doing, and so on. I believe the key to overcoming the overwhelming feeling is focusing on a priority or two.
Pick one or two things you want to be the best at and focus on them like a dog with a bone. If one of your focuses is your family, be sure to prioritize time and energy focusing on them. If your career matters most, learn as much as you can about how to excel in your position and the path to move you forward in your industry. The access we have to information is staggering. With focus, you can excel in whatever you aspire to do.
We can’t all be Olympic figure skaters or rock stars, or the one who invented electricity. But we can excel in our own personal world with a bit of attention to the things that matter most. Because this year, too, will be over in a blink of an eye. Make sure you spend time doing what makes you feel like a rock star in your own world.
Lisa Petty, Editor
Equal Opportunity Employment Journal