People who know me well say that I’m disciplined, or structured, or ordered, or sometimes “Linear” (which is probably intended as an insult, but I like it!). And sometimes I’m frazzled. Things go well for me when I have a structure for them. And I like creating those structures.
The key for me (and probably there are others like me) is to:
- Know what I need to do
- Know when I need to do it
- And maybe the odd part, have a place to do it!
So many things just work well when all three happen. And then there are the things I struggle with. Reading for instance. I love to read. I love what I learn when I read. And yet, I rarely read. Big DUH! I don’t have a specific time and place for it. Just thinking through the problem, I can solve this. Maybe it’s more complicated, but only a little. Reading is a “by myself” activity, and I read best when I step away from the computer (even though I love to take notes on the computer as I read).
There’s a great coffee shop up the road. Suddenly I have all the pieces.
A time and a place. So simple. Just takes intentionality!
This image is for a different purpose but it fits pretty well: