January 13, 2012

Making Space

Posted in Project Management tagged , , , , , , at 7:50 AM by Solutions2Projects, LLC

During a project it is quite easy to get so caught up in the details that you lose sight of the overall objective.  Periodically it is essential to step back and get out of the details in order to detach emotionally from the daily drama that generally occurs on a project .  This allows you to more objectively evaluate the project and tasks and clears your mind to more effectively focus on problem solving. 

 This can be done with something as simple as getting out to play a sport or run for an hour, watching a movie, reading a book, or, in my case, flying a helicopter.  I find that anything that requires me to focus 100% (like running, playing soccer, flying) gives my mind a mental ‘reboot’ and clears out clutter leaving me space to think. 

Sometimes what is necessary is perseverance.  Sometimes what is necessary is some space.  If you are spending more time getting space, you are procrastinating.  If you are spinning your wheels on an issue, it’s time to make some space.

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