Too Many Ideas?
Too many ideas are counterproductive when you cannot decide which ones to execute, and you become overwhelmed and come to a dead stop.
Too many ideas are counterproductive when you follow all of them, and do not execute any of them to your satisfaction.
Too many ideas are counterproductive when you act on them, and forsake what you say is important to you.
Too many ideas are counterproductive when the ball of thread called your life is unraveling, and you can’t remember why you started these endeavors.
Sometimes it feels like a fire hose let loose! The ideas keep spraying, pushing you back into a corner, until you want to yell, “help!” The conundrum comes in deciding which to implement.
How do you decide which ideas to follow?
Ask yourself: What is the most important activities/roles in my life now? Choose the top three and review all of the tasks associated with these.
For me, it is spending time family and friends, my business and the health and well being of me and my family. If I attend to all of these in the way that I want, I do not have a lot of time to take on other responsibilities. It is my choice, and it keeps my life sane!
So, sometimes you choose to say no.
- I choose not to volunteer, unless it is a family oriented event.
- Though I value participation in my community, I choose not to take on leadership roles.
- Though I treasure opportunities to learn, I choose not to attend events at night.
- I would love to teach and train others in a classroom; I choose not incorporate this into my business right now because of the time commitment.
Saying no allows you to say yes, too.
- I can say yes to attending to my family.
- I can say yes to growing my, while attending to my family.
- I can say yes to hiking, traveling, relaxing, playing games, involvement in a synagogue…and all that contribute to the health and well being of me and my family.
Which ideas are you going to follow through on.