Written by Jen Ku
Edited by Jenkin Au
Photography by Jenkin Au
We are young and ambitious and we all have 20 things in our to do pile and 20 other things we are thinking of; such as when is the next pay cheque or what to eat for dinner. From all the pressure from work and life, we are always forced to multitask but in reality, the human brains cannot multitask. Even if you want to deny that truth then when was the last time you multitask and done something that you’re really satisfied fully?
The point of this story is we all have things to do, and we are all busy human beings who wear tons of hat and the last thing we should do is cramp ourselves with tasks that are unrealistic. Here is a thing that I’ve learned after working and being part of the real world; finish what you start precisely and not pile yourselves with 10 impossible missions when you are working on 10 other ones. It sounds easy but it’s actually a lot harder than we imagine.
Good for you if you’ve started a to do list or download your favorite productivity apps (that I find completely useless and are taking up spaces on my iPhone), but how often do you go back to the list? I’ve been there, trust me. I have designed a nice looking list and soon abandoned it after a day. Apart from meeting your challenge and setting your goal, its important to revisit them, stay ambitious no matter what, tackle them and stay focus. We saw our Canucks failed at 2011 Stanley Cup, yet this season they are back and to finish what they haven’t.
Maybe you don’t agree but see it this way; washing all your dishes at once means you can more space in the kitchen, throwing away that to-go box means you get more space on your workspace and finishing one task at work means you get less nags from your boss. Sounds familiar?
In reality, the measure of our goal is not just about the details or how wonderful it is. The true satisfaction and joy of your goal is often the slow but firm and steady process that we work our way towards the finish line.