Now, where was I? Did I do that already? Oops, I entered those figures twice. Hold on a minute, I need to finish this. Oh, damn, I almost hit that car, didn’t see him change lanes.
Aren’t I wonderful, I can do several things at once. What’s that you say, none of my deliverables are complete?
Well, I didn’t mean to throw that away and now they’ve picked up the trash and I have to go out to the dumpster.
How many of these fit situations you’ve been in, or know of? I bet a lot of them do. These are all from stories told to me by clients and/or friends. People who pride themselves on multi-tasking….. By that I mean being out of focus because they are trying to do more than one thing at a time.
Slow down, you’ll get done faster is the advice I gave many. Slow down, pay attention to what you are doing – or in the jargon of psychology “Be in the here and now.”