Do you often experience heavy workload or even overload workload?? Or so-called deadline workload like the photo below??
Well, i often experience this.. If you agree with me, stand up and shout YES!! (while raising your hand up) ^o^
I’m a kind of postponer or procrastinator, ha ha ha!
I enjoy doing things right on the deadline.. wait wait wait! I think something is wrong, tight schedule makes me dying, and sometimes some work can only be done when I meet deadline day (that’s when the creativity mind comes to place…).. All these reasons appear to me as supporting ideas to my so long ‘unwanted but still owned’ habit as a procrastinator.
Then I realize one thing, Stephen R. Covey in his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People), habit 3 says: First Thing First.. the main reason for heavy workload is because of a wrong priority in action/activity.
*If you always put your priority to do deadline/workload activity (activity quadrant 1 explained as activities that are urgent and important).. then you are always a disaster reliever (spend your whole life doing workload).
*If you do activities in advance (activity quadrant 2 explained as activities that are important but not urgent).. then you are a long term do-er
*If you do activities that comes to you immediately (activity quadrant 3 as activities that are urgent but not important).. then you are a 24hour customer service
*If you do activities that are totally useless (activity quadrant 4 as activities that are not urgent also not important).. then you are a life waste
So, if you spend most of your time on activities that fall to activity quadrant 1, 3 and 4 you ARE NOT PROGRESSING. In order to progress in your life, you should allocate wisely to finish your quadrant 1 activities first while doing quadrant 2 activities, so that when it comes to deadline, your quadrant 2 activities do not change to quadrant 1 activities adding more headache to you
(to be continued)