Prioritize Your Work!

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I have a friend — let’s call him Ajay — who a few months back promised himself that he’d finish reading one book a week. Before long he realized he was too busy for this. He works 50 hours a week, is lovingly married, and has two adorable dogs to walk every evening…

So he brought down his goal to one book every two weeks!

But… that didn’t work either. Last time I checked, Ajay was still struggling with his goal — and he brought it down once again to one book a month.

When you think about it, Ajay’s story isn’t all that unusual. In fact, it happens to all of us. You visit your local bookshop, see tons of books you want to read, and realize you’ll never find the time to finish all of them. Instead, you end up wishing you could suck in all those stories just by staring at their covers. Unfortunately, the endless demands we face at work, with family and friends, force many of us to underplay, and sometimes even sacrifice what we would love doing.

But it doesn’t have to be that way: What we need to do is to prioritize work.

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Robert Clements is a newspaper columnist with an estimated readership of 6 million. He also conducts a short-term writer’s course. Contact him at bobsbanter@gmail.com for more details.

Robert Clements

Robert Clements is a newspaper columnist with an estimated readership of 6 million. He also conducts a short-term writer’s course. Contact him at bobsbanter@gmail.com for more details.