We all like to think that we will be judged based on our track record of delivering successful projects, and we will be...to an extent. However, we will also be judged based on what people think of us. Perception often becomes reality--how do people perceive you?
What do your project management abilities have to do with your own sense of contentment? In some ways, projects reflect on how we want to affect the world around us--the feeling that we can make a change, make a difference and take charge of a situation.
With the 9-to-5 grind, it can be difficult to achieve a personal feeling of satisfaction. Perhaps it’s time you gave yourself a project during your own private time. Not only will it be enriching, but focusing your energies on your own project can improve your view on what you do in support of others.
With the volume of information that we have to deal with, we need effective filters in order to manage our personal project management process. So how do we determine our priorities, and how do we apply them?
"This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy."