Thursday, July 22, 2010

good, better, best.

Yes, I may or may not have been reminded about this talk by a recent blog we a know and loathe (love), but that's beside the point.

Today was totally one of those days.

You know, the kind where you have absolutely too much to do so you hurl yourself from task to task trying to get at least some of them done and in fact pretty much fail at all of them? Yes, that kind of day.

I can't handle two days in a row like this, so I used the tube ride home tonight to make a game plan. I started constructing an elaborate schedule in my head and planned to spend an hour or so laying it down in a color-coded calendar when I got home, but instead, this blog title popped into my head, so I decided to read it first. This line stood out to me:

Remember, don’t magnify the work to be done—simplify it.

Ever since I was assigned Elder Scott for my final project in the Teachings of the Living Prophets class at BYU I've loved his words of wisdom, and this was no exception. So instead of pouring valuable time into a huge project to keep track of my projects, I pulled out some post-it notes and made a few lists that looked something like this:

  • Good Things
  • Better Things
  • Best Things
Because nothing shoots straight through the heart faster than a bulleted list.

Read the rest of Elder Oak's talk here.

1 comment:

Adriane said...

I just decided that you secretly write that blog. By the way.

Thanks for another great reminder!