Saturday, February 21, 2009

What's Your Wall?

What have you found to be your greatest obstacle to getting things done?

Some suspects:

Interruptions. You are rolling along and something or some person stops the action, often repeatedly.

Insufficient resources. You need more information, authority, personnel, money or supplies.

Too many tasks. You cannot decide which barking puppy to feed, so you toss something to one and then to another.

Depression. You feel as if you are sweeping back the tide only to watch it roll in again. You may get enthusiastic about clearing one patch of sand, but here comes another wave.

Insecurity. Others seem to be so much more organized. What do they know that you don't?

Perfection. You find it difficult to complete a project because it can always be improved and you hate to turn in mediocre work.


Kurt Harden said...

Always interruptions.

Michael Wade said...

I think interruptions are probably the most common problem.

Unknown said...

I've read that it can take up to 20 minutes to "recover" from an interruption. That adds up quickly!

Anonymous said...

Interruptions, and the Blackberry's not helping!

Anonymous said...

#1 Interruptions #2 too many damned tasks (and OK - yeh I am insecure - I think I am the least organized person in our organization - though by no means the least productive) However the first tow are the major obstacles.