2012 has bid farewell, and 2013 begins anew.
Last year was the first time I had worked on a WORD for the year. The word was â€œUnfinishedâ€. A lot of things went unfinished, including my posting.
I have not been diagnosed with A.D.D. I know several who have been diagnosed and take medication for it. They look at me and question the possibility I may be a bit A.D.D. I tell them â€œI am just a multitaskerâ€. Unfortunately my multitasking has led to more â€˜unfinishedâ€™ projects.
That is what last yearâ€™s word has shown me. I lose focus and leave too many tasks incomplete. Losing focus can come from physical pain, from crafting distractions, from life in general.
In Bible Study my multitasking led to â€˜rabbit trailsâ€™ where I would seek additional information, but many times the rabbit trails led me out of the forest into a whole new universe. And often times once distracted that far it is hard to return to the study at hand.
So, this yearâ€™s word is FOCUS. I can continue to multitask but I need to reach completion.
I learned a lot about myself looking at last yearâ€™s word. I work very well with deadlines. I have been fortunate to begin pattern testing for some designers through facebook. I watched myself set aside current projects to work on their assignment to completion. I need to make assignements to keep me focused.
So, my assignment for this weekâ€¦â€¦.
- Goals for 2013
- Current unfinished items
- Planned projects
Then with list in hand, make deadlines and move forward. Become more focused on what I am doing and, if necessary, make an assignment of each project if that is what I will respond to.
Most importantly is I need to forgive myself. When I leave something unfinished I often punish myself. This must stop. I need to stop, pray, forgive, move on. Itâ€™s easy to write down. It seems obvious to be now. But living it out is often difficult. With Godâ€™s help, I know I can do it.
I think 2013 will be a very interesting year.
Welcome 2013. Letâ€™s get FOCUSED.
P.S. Do you have a problem focusing or completing projects? How do you deal with it? What tricks it techniques have worked for you? Comment here. We can focus together.