The MultiTasking Myth

 

“Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.”

–Steve Uzzell, Award-winning photographer, speaker and author

 

I love this quote because it’s 100% true.

Have you fallen victim of the multitasking myth?  Do you actually believe that you can do more than one thing at a time and do each to the best of your ability?

Multitasking is not a strength.  And the ability to multitask should never be used in a job description.  In order to be your most productive it’s important to pick one thing and do it well.  Then move onto the next.

There is one exception … laundry.  If you can put a load of laundry into the washing machine or dryer and also do something else, that is an amazing use of time and resources.  But technically you’re not multitasking because you’re using a machine to do the work for you.

We’re one month into 2017 and resolutions and goals start to crumble around week six.  Or conversely, many estimate that it takes 66 days to form a habit.  Are you starting to lose track of your goals or form lasting habits?  In my posts next week, I’ll discuss how I’m keeping motivated and on task as well as why I like to think big—thinking small takes just as much effort as thinking big, so why not go for it?!

Until then, stay on your toes!

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