All Work Expands . . .

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

All work expands to fill the time allowed. - BOLD LAW

    Work. Sometimes it is one of those despicable 4 letter words and it is a part of life. As I have become more aware of the “BOLD LAWS”, it seems as if a new one jumps out at me every week. Although these are nothing new and many are rehashes of other quotes, I am still grateful for them as they do help keep me focused.
    As I go through my morning routines, especially the ones that start my day, I am becoming more aware of how work expands to full the time I have allotted. It seems as if I start one project and before I realize it, twenty more seem to creep in from the crevasses of my mind. It can become overwhelming. I just take a deep breath, let it out and say, “I will do what I can do. The rest can wait.” Reminds me of the late Steven Covey’s takes on the urgent. For me, it goes back to finding balance.

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for the morning.

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
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Good morning Michael.  The only times I have allotted for is one when I visit the doctor, golf games or our bi-monthly meetings.  Otherwise I just go with the flow of the day.

May 08, 2016 08:13 PM #1
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Debbie Gartner
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Oh yes, I can relate to this principle too. I'll find I have an afternoon to catch up and then more things come up.  Priority setting is key, as you mentioned.

May 08, 2016 08:27 PM #2
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Michael.  It is all about priorities and writing it down.

May 08, 2016 08:41 PM #3
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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So true Michael.  Rarely does a job go easier or in less time than originally allotted.

May 08, 2016 09:45 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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I hope your week is filled with productive activities.

May 08, 2016 11:51 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I hope you find a balance...I know it is always a constant struggle isnt it?

May 08, 2016 11:52 PM #6
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George Souto
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Michael I take one thing at a time, and do the best I can.  We cannot stress about what is out of our control.

May 09, 2016 09:08 AM #7
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Michael, I find the older I get, the less stress I have, because I just do what I can.

May 09, 2016 11:51 AM #8
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Lou Ludwig
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Michael

As Steven Covey said do the urgent . . . . and you will do the things to achieve your goals.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 09, 2016 12:48 PM #9
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Debbie Reynolds
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These are busy times and there are so many things to do in any given day. Time blocking is how to get things done.

May 13, 2016 07:41 AM #10
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I hope you'll find time to get all the jobs done, and then a little time for some rest.

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