I am amazed every day in many different ways by the people with whom I work. They are some of the brightest, most intelligent and efficient people I have ever met. How some people can accomplish so much in a single day is beyond me … but I want to learn!
With a growing family and a job that I love, it is very easy for 24 hours to go by in just a few blinks.
The key I have been finding recently is that no one task can ever take all my time. This might sound like a common sense statement to most, and that’s for good reason, it makes logical sense. But sometimes logical ideas take some time to settle in. When I have many separate responsibilities at work, I can not spend my whole day with just one.
I do struggle with this. When I sit at the dinner table, I generally eat one food at a time. This carries over into how I work through projects. I like to focus. I like to make it from A to Z. I don’t want to make a pit stop at C, D, or W. And sometimes this might be the most efficient way to get work done, but as a Navy Officer, a profession that celebrates a well rounded individual, it doesn’t work.
While at the beginning of my career it is my responsibility to gain a base level knowledge of what it means to be an Information Warfare Officer. I spend much of my day writing code so I continually remind myself that I am not just a software developer, but a Navy Officer that has other responsibilities.
Really nothing too profound. Just always wanting and working towards being a better me.