February 20, 2024

“Don’t Rob Peter To Pay Paul”

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Thanks for always keeping up with my articles, I do not take it for granted at all. I’m here again with another lovely article, enjoy as always. 
This article is about balancing. You must learn to balance stuff hence you will end up robbing Peter to pay Paul. This article promises to be one of the shortest ones I have posted so far. Let’s roll. I’ll be using myself as an example to buttress this point today.

Okay one of the days in last month, I was on the phone with a friend and she was asking how I manage to do the stuff I do and not get stressed or loose focus: after telling her God was a major factor for all my successes, I told her how I try not to rob Peter to pay Paul. 
I know I have my foundation’s goals to be reached,my blog and writing commitments, career pursuit as well, my family and off course myself(my me time, my fellowship with God and catching up with friends and loved ones). I do all that like every other time or day and no one feels left out.
Sincerely, it’s not easy but I have always learnt to prioritize so I can attend to the most pressing and then others as well. Okay, let me give you a scenario just so you can understand better.

I have to prepare a budget for my foundation’s intending outreach, I need to go to the market and then make dinner, I also want to catch up with my long time friends on Whatsapp; all these are important as I would love to do all at once, but I just have to prioritize.

I go to the market first, start the process of cooking, pick up my pen and book(not my phone o), scribble down a few things in respect to the budget while i’m waiting for the beef to cook or the tomato to steam(I may not get it done completely at that time but at least I started already and if one of my board members requires to see the budget, I can show him to the extent at which I have gone as opposed to  giving excuses) and then with that done and dusted with, I can pick up my phone and catch up… 
You see, everyone gets attended to. If I had said there was no need cooking at that time, I and husbae would definitely go hungry, or if I had decided to work on the budget at a later time or day, what would have been my response when one of them needed a glimpse of it? 
Okay, if  I could not meet up with the time out with my friends online, what would my excuse be?…probably, I was cooking or got too busy when I would have just applied a little balancing tip just so no one is left undone. You cannot keep saying you are busy and not do the needful, as a matter of fact, all of them are important, but who to pay not to rob the other is a major factor to consider.
You cannot use all your time online when you need to do other important things… just learn to know which is more pressing to attend to while you do others alongside. My point is that YOU DON’T ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL.

I wish you the very best as you practice this simple truth on balancing.. See you shortly. Do leave a comment and share this article as always. Stay janded!

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