Once upon a time, a child stood and watched her mother prepare the annual holiday ham. The mother carefully cut each end off the ham before placing it in the pan.

The child asked, 'Mother, why do you always cut the ends off the ham?' The mother replied, 'Well, that's the way my mother always did it.'

So, the child called her grandmother and asked, 'Grandma, why do you always cut the ends off the ham?'

The grandmother replied, 'because that's the way my mother always did it.'

Finally, the child called her great-grandmother and asked, 'Great-Grandma, why did you always cut the ends off the ham?'

The great-grandmother thought for a moment and replied, 'Because the ham is way too big to fit in my baking pan!!'

So, what's the point of this little story?

Many people perform many tasks in their day. There's a very good chance, though, that they've never asked themselves why they're performing these tasks. Or if they're really necessary. Or if there may be a way to perform them better or in less time.

Continuously reevaluate your time and how you're using it, and chances are, you'll be sure to find areas that could be streamlined or eliminated.

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by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now! http://www.getorganizednow.com

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Maria Gracia, owner of www.getorganizednow.com and author
of the book, 'Finally Organized, Finally Free' can help
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