Day 961. Focus on one task at a time.

March 11, 2014

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles

Day 961.  Sunday, November 10, 2013
Two main tasks needed to be completed today:  a photo shoot and run an errand to a bookstore.

I was stressing at first.  The photo shoot will likely take all day.  By the time it finishes the bookstore will be closed. It’s Sunday, after all.

I had to go to the bookstore today otherwise I will run behind on another photo shoot I have.

But I needed my full attention on today’s photo shoot.

I didn’t even have time to search the store hours online. There was no time.

So I decided to put the matter aside and not worry. There was nothing I could do to change matters.  I decided to deal with the matter later.

Later came around 6 pm.

The photo shoot was finished.  I checked the store hours for the bookstore.  Maybe the store is open?

Sure enough!  Open until 11 pm daily.  I went to the store and purchased what I needed.  I even began the next photo shoot this evening.

The Dale Carnegie principle I used is from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living:
Live in “day-tight compartments.”

The lesson in this story:  Instead of worrying about all the other things you have to do— live in the moment and do your best on the current task at hand.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

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