By December 1, 2010 Read More →

It’s time

Home working perception of time
When I was at my KPI workshops the other weekend, Daniel Priestley said something that struck a real chord with me – ‘People tend to overestimate the amount they can achieve in a month, and underestimate what they can do in six to nine months.’

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always impatient to get my plans underway (Rome wasn’t built in a day) and never feel like I’m achieving enough on a day-to-day basis. Then when I look back and review events, maybe after completing a project and always at the end of the year, I’m invariably astonished by how much I’ve done!

The trouble with this constant feeling of impatience is that it might make you give up, when just a little regular progress will mount up into a significant achievement over several months. This blog is a good example – just little snippets of news and random thoughts about home working on an (almost!) daily basis builds into a surprisingly large amount of information when you search using the tags and categories.

I came home from KPI with loads of ideas and I’m still eager to put them into practice, but I keep reminding myself that instant results aren’t necessary as long as I’m making progress…

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