You get a call presenting you with an opportunity in the near future. It’s something that peaks your interest and fits your skill set, but you schedule is overfull.
You have work commitments, family commitments and just some good old down time on your calendar. You have internal conflict now – part of you doesn’t want to miss an opportunity, however, you don’t see how you can move anything around.
Not to mention, you’re exhausted. You’ve been running at full speed for a while and finally put some family and downtime on your calendar. What do yo do?
Capability is defined as: “the power or ability to do something.” You have capabilities. You are good at things. And as you continue to increase in your capabilities, more opportunities follow. However, just because an opportunity presents itself, doesn’t mean you have to say “Yes.”
Capacity is defined as: “the maximum amount that something can contain,” and…”the amount that something can produce.” You can only do so much. When you say “Yes,” to something; you automatically say, “No” to something else.
This struggle occurs within all of us. We know we are capable of doing something, but just don’t have the capacity to add it our life at this time.
Here are a couple of resources that will assist you in increasing your ability to balance your capabilities and your capacity.
Book #1 is by Carey Nieuwhof, At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor.
Book #2 is by by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz, et al., The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Performance and Personal Renewal.
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Have a blessed week!
Jason Pierce Coaching, LLC