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Thought for the Day - What Does Your Schedule Look Like?
That is a question that I ask and that I am asked everyday, several times a day. Scheduling is critical for the success of any project. However too often, additional time is required in order to get things done. Whenever talking with younger staff, I always try to steer them in the direction of "work–life balance." You ask, what is that, right?
In today’s technologically advanced workplace processes, the notion of having balance between an individual's work and personal life seems impossible. Emails, laptops/iPads, and cellphones, enable us to accomplish work beyond the physical boundaries of the office but simultaneously makes a personal life almost non-existent. If you're not careful, responding to emails or voice mails after-hours or during the weekend can wreak havoc on your health because you don’t have focused or sustained “down time.” Lack of balance can also jeopardize your relationships with your friends, spouse and/or children.
Bill Hybels made this profound statement in regards to this,
"My schedule is far less about what I need to get done and more about what I want to become."
I could not agree with that more! We all have to decide for ourselves, what will our schedule look like, because in the end what you choose to allow to dominate your schedule will affect everything and everyone in your life.