Archive: Sometimes you have to pace yourself in your work and career from the Career Opportunities Podcast

Pacing Yourself

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It is bad enough when your employer decides to give you too many projects in too little time, but it is even worse when you overwhelm yourself with projects and work. Sure, we want to accomplish as much as possible, but putting too much on your plate is a recipe for failure. There are only so many hours in the day and something has to give eventually. Like a good athlete, we all need to pace ourselves so that we have the energy to run the long race that is life.I was reminded of the need for pacing over the last few weeks. I knew that life was about to get very busy for me, but I moved ahead with several new projects I found interesting. It seems I am incapable of doing nothing and once I conceive of an idea I want to implement it as soon as I can. In that vein, I leapt into these new projects only to discover then how much work it would require.

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