It’s definitely been said about me.
Do you feel sometimes that you’re running around in a tight circle, considering everything that needs done, but actually doing none of it? Once I said something like, “I hate it that I am a big-picture thinker, taking on a huge project and not seeing how to break it down into little parts.” Someone here agreed with me, saying he/she was the same way, but I can’t remember who. BoomR? Suzanne? Anyway, it’s shaping up to be one of those weeks.
The Fink is keen to know how you compartmentalize. I’m certain part of it — “it” being the ability to divide and subdivide tasks into more manageable bites — is innate, and other parts can be learned behaviors; I just haven’t learned the behavior yet.
I’ve heard of systems whereby people put project parts in baskets, labeled something like:
- Has to Be Done in the Next ____ Hours
- Can Wait Till Next Week
- Can Wait Indefinitely or Until I Get a Chance
That’s fine and good. But what happens if everything is #1? I know, I know. Don’t procrastinate. I’m going to start not procrastinating. Tomorrow.