Archive for February, 2018

Delays on Delays

23 February 2018

Dear J—

I keep thinking that this is the day I’m going to get that ___ done, with whatever you want to fill that particular blank. Instead I spend time frittering away with tangential things until it’s too late to be done with anything else.

What about highlighting the peaks of the day instead? Well, I suppose that depends on what you see as the highlights.

Mike

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Smart Goals

12 February 2018

Dear J—

In corrective action space, we talk about having SMART goals – an acronym that describes them as systematic, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. At this point the work I’ve been doing in February has been under the category “none of the above” so there’s that to worry about, but no matter; we will continue to keep laboring until we’re there. Maybe I should redefine the first one as “small”: first little thing is to get the inbox cleaned up, then my desk. It’s hard to be thinking straight if there’s clutter all over, isn’t it?

Mike