Efficient vs. Effective

When it comes to time management, I tend to focus on efficiency. I try to cram as much as possible into each minute of my day. That includes multitasking and juggling multiple responsibilities simultaneously. But the truth is that being efficient isn’t always the same thing as making the most of my time. I get a lot done, but am I achieving my goals and living my best version? So I shift my mindset from “getting it done” to “getting the right things done.” Just because I can do multiple tasks simultaneously doesn’t mean I should. Sometimes with some things, this is okay. But more often, my work requires a singular focus – from parenting matters to completing my best work for a writing client. And when I give myself time, I’m more patient, allowing myself to lean into the work and sit with it. No rush. So I increasingly recognize that I must give myself time to do my best work. By doing so, I not only can be more productive, but I’m also happier with the result and myself. It’s not hard to guess that this is a more fulfilling way to live in the long run.

Author: Eric

50% custody, 100% Dad. Committed to progress, effective communication & longevity. Aspiring centenarian, idea guy, freelance content marketer & copywriter. Seeking inspiration through dedication, growth, & creative expression.