Wednesday, May 23, 2012

5/23/12 Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday-sometimes you have to chick up and get a job done or get two jobs done, sometimes three.

When we get up in the morning, most of us have multiple to do lists: personal, familial and professional, at least. Sometimes the obligations that we have before us each day are so overwhelming that we become stuck, unable to proceed, unable to move, unable to decide what to do. However, the things on the to do lists must be completed. The question then becomes what should be done.

I think that when we are caught in a place where we have multiple to do lists all full of things that must be done then pick something and get it done. If it is all important and all needs to be done, just pick something and do it, then there is one less thing to do. If you can't choose, let the laws of random thinking choose for you. Throw a pin at a the list and do whatever task it hits. Roll the dice and do the chore that corresponds to the number rolled. It all has to get done so do one thing and then move on to the next thing.

The bottom line, the truth of the matter and the reality of the situation is that sometimes you have to chick up, just get up and moving. A few years ago, I attended a conference on women becoming empowered and reaching their full potential. There was one speaker who stood out more than the others, I don't remember her name, but I remember what she said, her main message. She said, "You have to show up like a grown up." I have used that line to monitor and guide my behavior since.

As women with multiple lines of responsibility we must show up like grown ups and get things done. We do not have the luxury of inaction. We must get up, move and to repeat the phrase, show up like grown ups. There is no pretty way to put it, no cute little words to make the job sound pretty. There is just the fact that when we have a lot to do, we must get up and get it done.

It is wonderful to show up like a grown up and get a job done.

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