One Step At A Time

@leateagee (3667)
China
April 22, 2013 6:04am CST
. . . is something I have to work on. I am a very busy person. I am so occupied with so many things. I multi-tasked most of the time. But I didn't realized that I do less when I try to multitask because most of the time I was not ale to finish the tasks. I didn't realized before that I usually ask someone to finish them for me. Now that I don't have anybody to assist me, I have found out that I do more if I do things one step at a time because I see the results. I also saw that I have good finish products. So there are disadvantages for multitasking. Friends, how about you? Do you enjoy multitasking? Or would you rather do it one step at a time? Are you a perfectionist that no one can do things for you, just you?
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@sishy7 (27651)
• Australia
22 Apr 13
I am so not a multi-tasker. I quickly leave things undone everywhere if I try to. I do one thing at a time, and I just try my best to finish what I am doing as quickly as possible before I start another task.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
It is a good way to just work faster and more accurately instead of doing many things at the same time but with poor quality.
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
22 Apr 13
What happens to you if you find your task is taking longer than it should and not leaving it will put everything else behind? Sticking to it could leave something else unattended. Is that a good thing?
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@sishy7 (27651)
• Australia
23 Apr 13
That's why I said "I just try my best to finish...". When my best is not good enough to finish what I am doing, I just leave it at that and move on... I live one day at a time too, and try not to worry too much about anything... LG is my motto, Life's Good...
@baddkabee (115)
• Singapore
22 Apr 13
Hi I also do one step at a time. Multitasking is for computers. We ought to do one thing at a time and finish it up before we jump Into another task at hand. This is more efficient than trying to do your tasks all at once.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
22 Apr 13
I find it hard to one task all the time if it is a long one. Some tasks can be done often to get completed but I do better with many breaks in between. Rather than sit around I might find something else to do which can help another task. As long as every task is satisfied works well but truthfully doesn't alway work well.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
Even computers freeze when overloaded with programs. Quality work is better than quantity.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
22 Apr 13
I can agree with quality is better. Quantity is only better than nothing at all.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I am no longer able to multi task well - I used to be good at it but it was stressful. I now work with a list of things to do and get satisfaction when I complete my list - maybe not everything on the list but the imprtant things. No, I do not claim to be a perfectionist at all and was always welcome to receive help
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
When people are younger and at the height of their most energetic stage of their life they try to multitask most of the time. As if time is not enough so all work must be done all at once. Well, we all need each other so being a perfectionist is tiring.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
And who likes to feel tired all the time?
@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Apr 13
. Right. But you know there are people who wants to get the credit for a specific project.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
22 Apr 13
I can leave things unfinished and then forget about them. I don't mind leaving things on the back burner while I multitask checking to see now and then how that pot is cooking. However when it gets so hectic that the project gets put on hold for too long I don't like that much.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
Really? Leave them unfinished? What would people or your colleagues say about you ? Who would likes project put on hold for a long time?
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
22 Apr 13
They would say it looks like she gave up. They might be right I gave up on that. I think I do better with projects that are short ones and not too demanding. Will leave saving the world for some other time I think. Or maybe the dishes they never seem to be completed. In all seriousness I see what you are saying. If we promise to do something we should deliver. So we should watch what we promise. Right?
@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Apr 13
. Why don't you do the saving the world thing by yourself. Don't you want to get the credit? Indeed, promise is a promise.
• United States
22 Apr 13
I don;t like to do more than one thing at a time most times. I like to focus and get one thing done at a time. the results and really good for me if I do it that way.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
. I think that's good. At least you'll finish some good stuff. People will rely on your ability to finish work done.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
@gifts: I work the same way. I am slower now because of age I guess, but I do get satisfaction from completing a project.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 13
Prioptise important work first. - Better do good quality work rather then bad quality
Even with multitasking there is only limited things can do , the more the multitasking the tasks in hand will reduce in quality.Sometime it is better to concentrate on doing a single task with faster speed and in good quality rather then doing everything but with not good quality and cause more damage. Hence it always better doing what is priority important first .
@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Apr 13
. I agree. We should prioritize our responsibilities. Doing one step at a time lessen or prevents damages our projects.
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
good day to you, with regard to your main topic, well, almost all of my friends keeps on reminding me this line, just do it "one step at a time". and just like you, i love to do and work doing a multi-tasking. good thing i am able to finish all of those. have a nice day to you as well. cheers.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Apr 13
Well it is tiring but if someone is really good at organizing and doing several things at the same time why not. What I worry these days is that I cannot finish some and I feel sorry someone who finishes my work. So I'm learning how to do things one step at a time.
@smart44 (511)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
it is very important to do one step at a time so that you can easily handle a work for a time and when its finish you can go to another task.You can work out well when you have focus on one work rather on many task.And it will have a good result if you you attained your task well.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Apr 13
. Indeed you are correct but because we all want to do a lot to be able to do other things like to mylot we try to multitask which is bad. Though there are also advantages for multitasking.
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
22 Apr 13
Hi there That a very nice skill to have , unfortunately i don't have this skill that is why i am slow like a tortoise and tortoise does not win from rabbit in real life like it happens in the story.I would love to do multitasking though,i even practiced it but i just cannot do it well, dont know why.Actually may be it depends upon profession too ,like you mentioned that you are busy person and hence you are occupied with so many things and so you have to do multitasking.In my case i get busy too but being a Maintenance Engineer i have to concentrate just on the machine i am overhauling so the other things are not necessary.About the second part,no i am not a perfectionist, i love to take help.Anyways like you mentioned that sometimes you fail to finish the tasks ,but its good that you are praticing multitasking ,i am sure you will be a pro in it soon.Then you can teach us too,best wishes.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
I agree it depends on the job because a surgeon cannot multitask while he's operating. I'll be a pro I had been practicing but not successful so I wanted to do things one step at a time for more quality work.
• India
22 Apr 13
Hello friend ! First of all let me very precisely tell that nobody in this world is perfectionist. We human beings are dependent on each other. So, doing things at a time is a good idea. Yes of course there are different situations and circumstances in our life and we have to make adjustments accordingly. But we are made and brought up in such a fashion where we are dependent on each other and taking help of others is good until we take negative advantage of a person.I am dependent on lot of people in my life and I take their help at many times to accomplish certain tasks in my life.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
Indeed noone is a perfectionist BUT a lot of people try to be one. We do depend on other people but most of the time it is better we can also accomplish tasks by ourselves.
@emily7339 (1340)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 13
I usually take things one at a time . I am not multitasking person. However, once I started with something I would ensure to finish it no matter what it takes .
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
Good for you. When a task is to be done we should really put our heart and mind into it.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I get hyper once I started doing something. I feel that once I put my heart and mind into something, I would want to do as much as I can to save time. I have done this a lot of time, and crazy as it may seem, but I enjoy it a lot!
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
Wow. You must be good at organizing and sequencing tasks. I think I used to be but not that good anymore. Enjoy what you love doing.
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Apr 13
I am not that good in multi-tasking. I tried sometimes, but it was turned out to be not that good. So, I generally only a single-tasker
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Apr 13
Doing things one step at a time takes some time. I mean its time consuming but quality is sure to be seen. There are other tasks that we could multitask
@moon84 (45)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
i thin you can manage your tasks in a given time ye i think you can get use to it. but i cannot do it, im a slow learner so sad for me :D
@ayeeesha (1134)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
I used to multitask because I want to be able to finish doing a lot of things at once. But that was when I was younger. And I dOn't know how I did that. But when I became a mom and an online worker at the same time, I'm more into finish one job before going to the next. In that way, I was able to finish more tasks and making sure that everything is properly attended to before moving into another task :)