The definition of insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results. Well… that is exactly what I have been doing. I have been going through my morning ritual but acting like it is something different when in fact it is not. And to top it off, I have been expecting different results. Can you imagine doing the same thing and expecting new results? That is when the little voice (sometimes a gremlin) in my head said – How’s that working for you?
This is the situation: I have been making daily to do lists. I say that I am going to get this done even when I know the list is overly ambitious. BUT… there is the voice in my head that says, “Get real, there is no way you are getting all of that done.” Additionally, I rarely look at this list, which makes it impossible to get it done.
The remedy, I have found, is to be honest with myself. I cannot get 25 things plus client work and family things done in a day. And, I have to use a system that integrates well with what I am already using a check. Therefore, I have started adding this to my project management system for the office. I am already checking it several times a day and get a quick reminder of what needs to be done.
Is there anything that you are doing repeatedly and expecting different results? What is it? What is the system you are currently using? Do you need someone to bounce ideas off? I am here and will be glad to assist.