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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Tangible
Repeat after me "I will be more organised".

Except it's probably unlikely. Last night I was up until 3am after deciding to do a hellishly complicated comparison for my OU course. If I'd done something simpler I'd have had it done earlier this week, shall-we-say closer to expected deadline, and the extra work will probably be of little or no benefit.

I'm verging on doing too much. I've cut down on shooting gigs, but I still seem to fail to do anything productive. I have no space - which annoys me but equally I'm unable to create any as tidying is not an activity I comprehend.

And what am I doing now? Updating LJ. Damnit I need to be more determined with my timekeeping and less distractable. Still, I managed to turn ICQ and my mail client off last night during a final push so it's not all bad? Right?

Current Mood: uncomfortable uncomfortable

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yapman From: yapman Date: December 2nd, 2004 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Isn't Targetable the more usual version?

Also, most people accept that Realistic and Attainable are more or less the same thing, and use Relevant these days.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 2nd, 2004 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought that, but was cut and pasting in a haze.

See my life is falling apart! Woe is me!
boglin From: boglin Date: December 2nd, 2004 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was tangible, as they make up SMART targets, and it seems odd to have a targetable target. And if you make it make *sense* then your acronym's gone for a burton! Where would the world be then???
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 2nd, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I like acronyms like GNU.

GNU stands for GNU is Not Unix
yapman From: yapman Date: December 3rd, 2004 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
they've always been referred to as SMART Objectives in my experience ...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 3rd, 2004 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Why are you scoring management points when I need sympathy??!!
yapman From: yapman Date: December 3rd, 2004 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Because I'm a manager. It's what I've been brainwashed into doing.

Erm, right, I can also do insincere sympathy, that was part of the training, too.

Ahem, tell you what, you outline the level of work you've currently been assigned, and give me a project plan that covers completing it, along with resource requirements, and I'll see if I can get some extra resource in to help you. I can't promise anything, mind. Better? Good, get that to me on Monday and I'll have a reply for you in the New Year. One of them, anyway.
boglin From: boglin Date: December 3rd, 2004 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah - that'll be why then.

Far too many syllables in 'objectives' for our students to understand...
From: kmfdmchik Date: December 2nd, 2004 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
i know the feeling :( if i even find a cure, i'll let you know :)
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