Are you taking one step in 20 directions or 20 steps in one direction?
Benjamin Hardy wrote this in his blog post, Anything is Possible If You Pay the Price, and it resonated with me. (Check out the entire post on medium.com.)
Probably because the first part is more me than the second part.
I have a tendency to go in a lot of different directions at once. I'm the queen of starting things and struggle to see them through until the end.
I don't sit still easily.
When I'm in a meeting, I will start working on something else if I'm not engaged in the topic.
I'm always on the move, but the problem is that I dabble. Case in point, our dining room is pretty much done with being repainted, but I have trim work to do but it's tedious. I still need to find some sort of window treatments and haven't done it yet. I haven't started on the kitchen yet at all, and I'm into the third week of vacation.
Why haven't I finished, you ask?
Well, this week I've been going to Omaha everyday for an education internship.
I have a garage sale coming up on Saturday, and I need to do some work to get ready for it. I still have two days, right?
I'm on Day 9 of a 90 Day transformation challenge, and so I'm focused on eating habits and workouts.
I started reading a new book.
I'm tending my garden.
You get the picture now, right? I'm taking one step in a bunch of different directions.
I need to refocus my attention to taking several steps in one direction. So, how do I do that?
1. Write a list of all my dabbling so far and prioritize.
2. With each priority, write out a timeline for completion.
3. Then break each one into manageable steps each day, and devote time until each is done.
4. Don't let myself take on anything new until the current list of priorities is conquered.
Following these four easy steps will get me back on track and will allow me to not only start projects but see them through to completion as well.
(Photo Credit: janis44.deviantart.com)
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.