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An Archived Managed World This blog has moved to http://www.managed-world.com/blog

Man, there's just not enough time to do all the things I want. I bought Halo 2 at the whole Midnight Madness thing, so I've been wanting to play that. But I also have KOTOR to finish up. On top of all that, I'm trying to continue making progress on the articles for Managed World. I still have a couple articles for Chris to finish. And now, I just saw that my XGameStation is out for delivery and I should receive it sometime today. Oy!

On that note, I've learned one valuable lesson lately. I say “yes” way too much. I'm the kind of person where I want to satisfy everyone and be viewed as a “go-to“ person. Because of that, I end up saying “yes” to a lot of projects and then stress out when I don't have enough time to do them all. The bad part is that I am also the type of person where if I'm facing a lot of projects to do, instead of choosing one and cranking it out to get stuff off my plate, I just end up saying “screw it” and go off and play video games or something like that. Posting this in of itself is against my nature. I don't want people to know the “real me”, but I suppose I have to start somewhere!

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:18 PM | Back to top


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I'm exactly the same way about saying yes. My problem is that I don't like disappointing people and I believe saying no (even a valid no) is disappointing. I'm also the same way in that most of my free time is involved in video games (I own a gamecube, ps2, AND xbox if that says anything). I'll tend to play games a little more than I should work and it's usually never the other way around, strangely.

I think both of us will have to face why we say yes more than we should. I know why I do it, but breaking the habit is harder than it sounds. I think I just need to suck it up and say "maybe" from time to time then say "yes" or "no" only when I'm 90% positive I can deliver. There's nothing like saying yes then producing nothing. I hate it when I do that but I tend to produce SOMETHING if I say yes, even if it's useless and totally opposite from what it should be.
Left by Jeremy Brayton on Nov 10, 2004 3:01 PM

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Geez, Jeremy. It sounds like we are eerily similar. It doesn't help me when most bloggers I subscribe to and read (and even a lot of my friends) are Type A people who go and get a lot of things done.
Left by Jason Olson on Nov 10, 2004 2:30 PM

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