Limited Resources

I remember my grandmother telling
stories about the difficulties that she faced once my grandfather
passed away leaving her with twelve children to raise on her own.
She made clothes, worked odd jobs, stretched every dollar as far as
it could go, and sometimes even that wasn’t enough. To say that she
had limited resources to support her family was an understatement
by any definition. Yet, she managed. She juggled all of the tasks
of a running a home, multiple children and their needs, and several
jobs to keep everyone fed- all in the 24 hours of any given day. No
more, no less.
The most
consistent complaint that I get from clients is that they simply
don’t have enough hours in the day to “get it all done”- and it’s a
feeling I can relate to often. Sometimes we run from meeting to
meeting, family time to office requirements, never stopping to
actually enjoy any of it- and that’s where the danger lies. We
cannot manufacture more time. It isn’t within our power. We can
never complete every work or school related task in one day- but we
always seem to try. We can’t hit the “pause button” on the growth
and development of our children- but we seem to forget that once we
miss those precious years that we can never get them back. We spend
more time at work than we do with our family and friends- often
putting distance between us that simple communication could bridge. We
have to make choices to spend what time we do have very wisely- on
the things that are most important.

Monday Morning Perspective:

“Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal
condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most
people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary
resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives
as much as their tender loving care of time.”
– Peter F. Drucker
(Management Guru)
This week I challenge you to take a hard look at your
calendar. Does the way you use your time clearly demonstrate what
your real priorities are? If not, the
time to change that pattern is now. Tomorrow is never promised- but
we always have today. Have a wonderful week!
Warmest Regards,
Crystal Dyer
© Crystal Dyer 2011. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 2158-1355

This Monday
Morning Memo is dedicated to the memory of two friends: SFC Donald
Jones and Julie Allen- May they rest in peace and may their
families and friends find comfort in the warmth of the memories
they shared.
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