Do you sometimes become so overwhelmed that you feel paralyzed, and moving forward seems impossible?
I will raise my hand and admit that can be me. I am an information junkie. I love reading about what I ‘need’ to know, what’s possible, what the options are. And then I quickly find myself down a rabbit hole. And then you know what happens? I don’t do anything at all. I can struggle with feeling like I need to know everything, instead of making a solid decision and moving forward.
When I find myself feeling overwhelmed, I remember to simply take things one step at a time. I need to consider the next best step. A big goal isn’t accomplished all at once. It’s accomplished by breaking it down into small, actionable steps with a time frame for each. Simplicity is our friend.
Instead of feeling like we have to do everything all at once, we just need to focus on doing a couple things really well.
And you know what, more gets done with that approach. We reach our goals in a more powerful way and actually achieve them more quickly.
Focusing on a couple of things at once, and then accomplishing them, will provide you with more energy, too. You are laser-focused on those topics, and not worried about ‘boiling the ocean’ which is unbelievably freeing and motivating. You are getting more done which is encouraging, and those little victories propel you forward. It’s good stuff!
And then, to really gain momentum, identify a guiding principle for those items on your to do list that connects with your higher mission. Will meeting your goals help you to experience a healthy lifestyle? Will accomplishing your plans move you closer to your dream job? Also consider what you might need to say no to in order to make these big dreams a reality. This will give you more energy and help you to feel more invigorated.
Grace Space CC Reflection Questions:
What will you commit to making happen, step by step?
What is your guiding principle that you’ll refer to, to provide you with focus and clarity?
Verse for Today:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)