People are always telling me how organized I am and amazed at how much I get done with such high quality. Want to know my secret?
I’m a horrific procrastinator (but I work well under pressure). I’m a perfectionist to the point of OCD. And I see every little mistake or thing that’s out of place (eventually).
To me, I’m not very organized. I love things to be organized, but perfection is an elusive master and I am her slave.
Still, the world goes on and one day slams into the next. Somehow, it’s a matter of just putting it out there and seeing what happens.
I dreaded finals week in college. The stress was thick and I would panic at the lessons I hadn’t studied for (I rarely studied) and assignments I hadn’t completed (see procrastinator above). But one finals week I realized that in just seven days it would be over. School would be out for the summer and finals would be done.
Somehow that thought was comforting to me. There was nothing I could do to delay it, so just roll with it.
Sorry that’s not a more profound post, but it’s real. It’s how life works for me, though I struggle with it all the time.
On Tuesday night, November 29th 2011 I’m hosting a free teleseminar to help offer more insight on planning and mainly why people don’t plan well. There are four key lessons I want to share, and I invite you to listen in. There’s wisdom here, even if I still fall into these traps myself from time to time.
Please join me — details are at http://www.woosleycoaching.com/2012-roadmap-teleseminar