Thursday, April 10, 2008

Time - It's not always on your side!

As my "loyal following" is aware, I've recently made a transition at work into a sales position. It's something that I initiated and have been fortunate thus far with my sales and contacts. Nevertheless, the hardest part for me has been adjusting to the disorganization that I've recently adopted.
I'm so close to OCD about being organized, it just ain't funny! So, this is hard. I went from the person that had her "you know what" together to someone that is lucky if she remembers her purse on the way out the door. Luckily, that hasn't overflowed into my personal life....yet. I'm afraid that it's on its way.
Enter the "Time Management" class. I'm forever loving change. I'm in the minority of those that crave it. That's what brought on the career change most recently. I get bored easily. It's not bad...just helps me keep things interesting. It's the reason I have trouble listening to songs on my IPOD all the way through. It's the reason I have to purge my closets once every three months or so. It's the reason I can't pick a beer and stick with it. I'm always afraid something really good (not necessarily better) is out there that I haven't tried.
Today, I attended day one of two in a Time Management class. I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky person. I give just about everybody ample time to get their act together and show me what they've got. I'm no easy judge...but I'm fair. I went in expecting to learn ways to assist myself on managing my time better and I fear that I've been let down. I still have one class to go, but I'm discouraged by what I didn't take away from today - besides the homework. Pardon me, but if I'm in a time management course, odds are that I have plenty to do. I doubt very seriously that I need additional work added - more than likely it's assistance with the current balancing act of life, love and the pursuit!
I'll keep a positive attitude for session two. I'll remain in my "self-help" mode so that I continue to believe that I won't continue down this road of disorganization that most certainly leads straight to the gates of hell!
Pray for me.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like YOU should be teaching this course ....... OCD is not always a bad thing .......... even if your OCD is just borderline. And it is the weekend now, and you can enjoy your off springs. Thank God for your life !!!

Jenn said...

Believe me...I would agree 100% with you on teaching the class...except for the fact that organization is a struggle for me lately! It'll be back, though.

martinstone said...

i agree, i left disappointed as well and the "expert" sent us more homework today!

Barb said...

I totall agree. My problem is not being able to manage my time, it is adjusting to other people's perception of how my time should be managed. This did class did not encourage me, it did not teach me anything I did not know and does not make me too excited to continue on. You would definitely be able to teach this class and with more enthusiam too.