virgin islands scene

One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
-- Abraham Maslow
 

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Too much to do

Are you overwhelmed by all the things you need to do? Then stop needing to do all of them and start actually doing one of them.

The best response to being overwhelmed is not to impress yourself or others with how overwhelmed you feel. The best response is disciplined, focused action.

Don’t be stopped, or even slowed down, by the fact that you can’t imagine getting it all done. Let go of your thoughts about what’s still left to do, and give all your attention to what you are doing, right here and now.

In fact, it’s a good thing you have so much to do. So gratefully accept that blessing and get going on the first task, and then the next, and the next.

You have a continuing stream of opportunities to make a difference. Keep yourself busy transforming those opportunities, one by one, into real value.

When there’s much that must be done, pick the most important thing and get busy. Get on the path to achievement, and keep going.

— Ralph Marston

previousLeave excuses behind       Lumpy richnessnext

Copyright ©2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.