Posts Tagged ‘first’

What Needs Done First?

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

What needs done first? I asked myself this question at 4:30 this morning–way too early to be thinking about it but apparently my mind didn’t think so.

Eventually I did go back to sleep but not until I figured out why this question was gnawing at me so early in the morning.

There are usually too many things that need to be done on a daily basis and it’s not always easy to figure out what should be done first.

So the question becomes: What needs done first? What has got to be done first thing; right now; yesterday?

Is there one thing that’s eating at you and deep down you know if you just go and get it done you’ll be relieved?

In my case, I knew there were about twenty things but couldn’t put my finger on which one needed to be done first

until I realized that I couldn’t put my finger on it because I kept tripping over it on the floor!

 

It was a pile of stuff–papers. For at least a couple of months it was always there every single day.

And every single day I kept staring at it thinking yep, got to do something about it, but not now.

Later; always later…

So at 4:30 this morning that pile flashed in front of me and lo and behold, I figured out my what’s on first and today I finally took care of it.

It’s gone.

Thankfully.

Now, I can move on to the second, third, fourth and the other things on that list of stuff that ‘s got to be done.

I’m relieved.

So what do you keep tripping over, running into, ignoring, the thing you know you’ve just got to do when you’ve got the time?

What needs done first for you?

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What Needs Done First?

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

No ContactWhat needs done first? I asked myself this question at 4:30 this morning–way too early to be thinking about it but apparently my mind didn’t think so.

Eventually I did go back to sleep but not until I figured out why this question was gnawing at me so early in the morning.

There are usually too many things that need to be done on a daily basis and it’s not always easy to figure out what should be done first.

So the question becomes: What needs done first? What has got to be done first thing; right now; yesterday?

Is there one thing that’s eating at you and deep down you know if you just go and get it done you’ll be relieved?

In my case, I knew there were about twenty things but couldn’t put my finger on which one needed to be done first

until I realized that I couldn’t put my finger on it because I kept tripping over it on the floor!

 

It was a pile of stuff–papers. For at least a couple of months it was always there every single day.

And every single day I kept staring at it thinking yep, got to do something about it, but not now.

Later; always later…

So at 4:30 this morning that pile flashed in front of me and lo and behold, I figured out my what’s on first and today I finally took care of it.

It’s gone.

Thankfully.

Now, I can move on to the second, third, fourth and the other things on that list of stuff that ‘s got to be done.

I’m relieved.

So what do you keep tripping over, running into, ignoring, the thing you know you’ve just got to do when you’ve got the time?

What needs done first for you?

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A Foot In the Door

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Getting a foot in the door is one thing.

Keeping a foot inside that door is something else entirely.

How do you do it?

Delicately and keeping your effort going in a

positive direction.

Take each step respectfully.

It’s not the time to beat the door down and plow forward but rather to ask for a first step one more and then…another.

The idea is to prevent the door from closing so the conversation can continue.

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At First Glance

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

At first glance just about anything that catches your eye or excites your mind looks pretty fantastic.

It’s not until multiple views and encounters that you begin to see the pros and cons

of any situation or develop a sense of what you’re in store for if you proceed.

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Comfort with Respect

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Sometimes there are poor behaviors in relationships that damage an otherwise workable partnership. Maybe couples get too comfortable and consequently say things to their partners they wouldn’t dream of saying to anyone else.

It’s great to feel that kind of comfort with another person as long as you treat each other with respect whether you’re having the first or thousandth conversation.

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Put Your Oxygen On First!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

I know, you’ve probably heard this many times…take care of yourself first!Yet why is it so easy to drop everything for a loved one and then find ten reasons why you shouldn’t take a break, close your eyes, meditate, get a message, take an evening walk etc.

We’ve got to come first!

I’ll be thinking about this when I board a plane in a couple of days:

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Winning

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Winning is always finishing first. Sometimes winning is just finishing.

Manuel Diotte