I am no Asimov

  • Rodney Landrum

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  • GeorgeCopeland

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    That is some writing right there--thanks for a great read.

  • Gary Varga

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    Sometimes picking off one of the more simple tasks off of a task list can give one impetus and momentum required to continue.

    The danger is that we continue to "pick the low hanging fruit" and leave only large significant tasks having ignored any essential time based prioritisation.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • ChillyDBA

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    Wasn't 'Mote in God's Eye' by Niven/Pournelle, not Asimov?

    ....I need to add an item to my list: 'Get out more. '

    😀

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  • Kenneth.Fisher

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    Thanks!

    Oddly that helps quite a bit, even though I'm more having a problem with apathy than a to long to do list.

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  • ChillyDBA

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    I work in a busy support environment, with longer term projects overlaid on the to-do list can get a bit frenetic and/or daunting at times.

    I find it's always good to keep a few smaller housekeeping items on the list, especially ones that can be started/stopped at short notice. One of them is to catch up on newsletter reading. This is always a learning experience, and usually delivers inspiration. Even 15 minutes can help revitalize during a long week.

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  • OCTom

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    I hope you're not a Houdini; otherwise, everything you've done is just illusion. 🙂

    I had a colleague whom we named Houdini. He seemed to be busy but never accomplished anything.

    Tom

  • Luis Cazares

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    OCTom (9/30/2014)


    I hope you're not a Houdini; otherwise, everything you've done is just illusion. 🙂

    I had a colleague whom we named Houdini. He seemed to be busy but never accomplished anything.

    Tom

    That's weird, we had a colleague whom we named Houdini as well, but it was because he disappeared/escaped exactly at seven o'clock. 😀

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