For a number of years we have heard how we need to multi-task to make the best use of our time - to get as many things accomplished in one day as possible. But let me ask this, at the end of a day of unending multi-tasking, do you feel like you've accomplished as much as you possibly could have? By the time you fully engage in your first activity it's time to switch to the second. So, you disengage from the first to emmerse yourself into the second only just in time to move on to the third item. So, you disengage from the second to ... well, you get the picture.
Really!?!...is this how people have always done things? Not that we're all Einsteins, but do you really think the geniuses that came before us danced around from topic to topic, only to arrive at groundbreaking, revolutionizing ideas? Now, I know that the majority of us will not come up with something as world changing as the light bulb or the sun being the center of our solar system, but still it's food for thought.
I, to an extreme the last couple of years, have had to be a multi-tasker and now see a huge problem with it. I just don't get enough completed at the end of the day. Is it just me? Sure you make some small steps in many things, but hardly complete any of them. And, you probably don't do as good a quality of job as you could have if you had emmersed yourself into it and finished one thing before moving on. I understand that the ability to multi-task is a necessary one for some situations, but having to multi-task and making it a part of everyday life...I just have to say that I don't think it's the most efficient use of time.
What are your thoughts?