I’ve been busy lately. Two jobs, school, volunteering, friends, Citizen’s Academy, the blog, house projects, etc. At first the part-time job was a huge adjustment. I wasn’t used to only having my work schedule in 1.5 week increments. Gone are the days of planning on a whim or even super far out. But I’ve adjusted and slowly added more to my plate…the Citizen’s Academy, volunteering with the city etc. I’ve noticed lately how the more that I take on the more I somehow find more time.
I’ve been wondering about this. I know that when I don’t have a lot to do I get lazy and my time management skills go down the drain. So is it possible that when I’m super busy my time management rapidly improves? Maybe.
Tonight in class James McCarty, the retired Senior Vice President of the Institutional Group at Ecolab came to talk to us. He said a lot of things that stuck out to me but one in particular solved my time management mystery. He said, “If you have the desire, you will always find the time.”
Desire. That’s the answer. When you want to do things, you will make time! Lately my life has been so full of fun new things I’ve been wanting to do, so it makes sense that I’ve been able to make time without feeling like I’m drowning because I desire to do these things.
When McCarty brought this up he was referring to managers being “too busy” to provide encouragement and positive feedback to their employees. An excellent point, and I feel like the thought of time management and desire can be applied to many things in our lives!