Last week I had lunch with a friend who was visiting from North Carolina. Over lunch I was asked, "Do you write your own newsletters?" I replied, "Yes." During our lunch meeting my friend raised a couple of issues that she was being faced with to which I commented, "Oh, those issues were addressed in a couple of articles which I wrote and posted on my web-site." I also went on to inform her of the titles of the articles. My friend said, "I didn't read those two," to which I replied, "Have you read any of them?" The response that I received was negative but she went on to say, "I created a folder and I place all of the articles in the folder with every intention of reading them."
My friend went on to say that she has so much to do, time just flies by and she is unable to get everything done that she needs to do. She said that she procrastinates and important tasks fall through the cracks creating stress and exhaustion.
The thing that I find very interesting is that my friend had some issues that needed to be addressed in her business. Had she read the articles she would have found the solutions she was looking for and would have increased her performance and results. One of the great enemies of being a top performer is procrastination. How many times do we flit from event to event only to find ourselves at the end of the day not having accomplished what we wanted to accomplish?
If you have found yourself in a similar situation you may want to go back and read the article entitled Take on the Challenge, Make Better Use of Your Time & Achieve Higher Levels of Performance which was posted on November 10, 2009 in addition to the article entitled UPDATE: Take on the Challenge, Make Better Use of Your Time & Achieve Higher Levels of Performance which was posted on November 12, 2009.