Coaching Tips on Effectiveness

Or how to focus on what matters to YOU.

Too many things, too little time

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In his book (reading now) “Getting things done”, David Allen says that if we were to list down all the things – literally ALL the things – we should do, we would get to about 300 hours worth of time spent.

Our time belongs to everybody else. And in every day’s battle, we push for a little autonomy.

Therefore, here’s some food for thought:

Life’s too short to try to do everything. Think about what matters.
Do ONLY the things you want.
Do only the things you choose to do.

Do you know what these things are?

Do you know WHAT you want?

It’s not the “everyone’s coming to get me” feeling that creates frustration. It’s not the “I have too many things on my plate” that bothers you.

No, what creates frustration is the fact that you’re not clear on WHY you’re doing them.
Knowing the long term purpose of what you’re doing now, crystallizes a future. This future is your choice, and only yours.
The fact that YOU have made this choice, creates fulfillment.

Ultimately, I think that’s what we’re looking for:
– having a purpose
– knowing that we’re consciously moving towards that purpose, and not dragged away by the world around us.

You may not be exactly doing the job of your life right now, but put it in perspective – what about doing this job creates fulfillment to you? Maybe it’s the prospect of being promoted, to manage others. Maybe it’s about earning more money to build a nice house to grow your kids in. Maybe it’s about learning more about the field you’re in, before opening your own business. All of these are fine. But what’s your end purpose?
Where are you headed to?

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Written by effectivenesscoach

November 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm

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  1. DEAR MS MARIA

    IMPRESSED WITH SHORT NOTE ON EFFECTIVENESS-WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT YOUR COACHING FOR MY PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT.

    OBJECTIVITY IS THE MAIN THING IN ANY PROCESS. IF ONE KEEPS OBJECTIVE IN MIND WHILE CARRYING OUT HIS JOB/PROCESSES, IT WILL FINE TUNE EVERYTHING.

    REGARDS

    JAYENDRA
    jayoo@shriarihant.com

    Jayendra

    September 26, 2011 at 4:25 am


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