by Hoogie Espinosa . November 24th, 2014
As you create more and more goals for yourself, you end up giving yourself a ton of things you have not yet done. And over time, that’s going to rot and make you feel bad. You’ll feel stressed over them, get depressed as you give them up, then regret your past as you reminisce.
And most long lists don’t get done because you spread yourself thin. When you’ve stuffed yourself with so many things to do, it doesn’t matter if you set them in a straight line. It’s still clutter.
Clump them into smaller lists. Sort them in a way that makes sense to you. Give different levels of priority to each list. Don’t make any equally as important than another. Then grab one and forget the rest for another time. As you finish each task, you move faster towards your goals. You move 10% instead of 1.
Yeah. You still have a lot of stuff to do, but at least now you can focus and think of the few things that matter at this second, than think of the other stuff you’ve saved for next week.
Divide problems. Outline them. Make them easier to understand. Then they aren’t problems anymore.