In my weight-issues post, I got some good suggestions that I'm checking out. One of those is The Willpower Instinct. I chose to start here because I have a suspicion that I need more help with willpower in other areas of my life as well. Two birds, one stone...or 3 birds one stone, or a whole damn flock of birds with one stone. You get the picture. In the first chapter I realized what I need to work on as my #1 priority.
Concentrating at work.
Over the past several years my concentration has left me. I don't focus on the task at hand very well, and I'll even derail any progress that's being made by finding distractions. I procrastinate, but not like I used to procrastinate where I'd put something off for too long then work really hard and really long to get it done. Nope, these days I have been known to walk into a meeting cold even if I tell myself that I'll spend an hour getting ready for the meeting.
I have blogged before about how I feel like I'm doing shitastic work, yet I keep getting ranked high on my performance reviews. So, sure, I'm performing well enough, but
not happy with my performance. I've been trying hard to cut myself slack while getting through the adoption processes, but those are over.
It's time to reel it back in. To re-focus, to get serious about work. To actually feel like the good employee I appear to be on paper.
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