What’s the most important thing I’ve been putting off?

This post apparently… That was today’s Postaday2011 topic. What’s the most important thing I’ve been putting off? Why haven’t I done it, and what do I need to do to make it happen.

I struggled to think of what to write all day. It’s tough. There’s some things that I’ve been putting off that are quite personal, and shouldn’t be shared on here. There are other things that are so very mundane, such as mopping the floor (I might get to it tomorrow on my day off) that don’t really make good reading on a blog.

So what have I been putting off? There’s one task at my job that I was given in my first week. I was to go and talk to all the staff about how they used the database, and how it could be made better. I’ve been in my job over 6 months, and I still haven’t done it. At my three-month review (which really happened at the end of 6 months), I highlighted this as something I hadn’t done, as did my manager. During my reflection in preparation of the review, I thought about why I hadn’t done it.

At first, it was because I was shy. I didn’t know everyone. I didn’t know what everyone did. I didn’t know what sort of questions to be asking. So I put it off. A while later, we had a work experience person who came to our unit, and I was asked to show her around. I knew all bar one or two people who I hadn’t had much to do with. So when I came to doing my reflection, I realised that I did know everyone, I just hadn’t realised it.

So I said in my review that when I got back from holidays, I’d get around to doing it. I still haven’t done it yet, because I came back and I’ve been in full swing in getting the directory ready. So what’s holding me back now? Time. Soon I’ll have some, and I’ll get around and do it. Though it probably won’t be for a couple of weeks yet. But soon I’ll get back on track.

Postaday2011 links

Good thing about posting later in the day is that I get to see some blogs I don’t normally see posts of. So make sure you check them out, there’s some good posts there.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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