July 27, 2008

BYBS : No One Thing

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The last week has been a busy one and there is no one thing that I can call my blessing, or curse, for the week.

I have realised something about time this week. Not that I did not know it before, but I was almost forced to string together a coherent thought about it only this week. When we have something new to do, we usually try to avoid it by saying, "I just don't have the time". While that is true sometimes, many-a-times we just use that as an excuse to avoid taking on more responsibilities. We get so good at this, that sometime we manage to fool ourselves too.

Whereas the truth is that if we use our time efficiently, we might be able to fit in a lot more things into our schedule. And if we do not manage our time well, we will not be doing much and we will feel that we are always running short of time. I mean, if you think about it, have you ever come across someone who is not complaining of lack of time?

In fact, there is even a law on the matter (Parkinson's law) that states, "Work expands to fill the time available". So, if you are doing less, that less will expand to fill the time available with you. It is, therefore, better to use your time well and do as much as you can in the limited time you have.

In other words, what I am trying to say is that I have felt a very strong need to be better organized in this past week. And that is a great blessing. A man is not complete in himself, but it is his environment that completes him, and defines him.

In that respect, it is a blessing to be in an environment that pushes you in the right direction. Isn't it?


Paulie said...

I reckon that's why people who are the busies always find time to help when needed! Some don't realize this -- glad you have now!

I almost didn't get my particular blessing this week because I pondered IF I had the time for it. I did!

SandyCarlson said...

I sure did need this today. Time to focus! Happy BYB Sunday, Neo.

storyteller said...

Thanks for this ‘timely’ reminder. As I endeavor to catch up with all the things that have fallen by the wayside, it’s good to hold all this in mind.
Hugs and blessings,

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

...provided it's not pushing you so hard as to topple you over!

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