"Keep in mind that the most important task isn’t solely determined by its assigned due date. Rather, your personal success must be factored in the decision."
Okay, so here’s my confession moment. I’m the type of person (or at least I used to be), that would sit and almost immediately feel overwhelmed when I had a lot of work to do.
Necessary question: WHY does a great amount of work cause for me to feel so overwhelmed?
In all honestly, I’m really not sure. However, if you want to hear what horrible sounds like, consider the irony of this next statement.
So, the overwhelming feeling (that’s associated with perceived overwhelming work) leaves me feeling task disoriented and (as a result) very unproductive. Lack of productivity causes task to pile up and naturally, it also causes frustration to increase. The increase of frustration, leads to a deeper feeling of being overwhelmed.
(If you need to re-read that paragraph, trust me, I understand)
Thus, the overwhelming feeling BY DEFAULT only magnifies the overwhelming feeling.
So, after all that, let’s aske the only question that matters: how exactly do you overcome this feeling? In other words, how do you overcome the “overwhelm?”
Well, I’ve newly learned that the answer to this dilemma is found in (wait for it) creating a list.
Please, don’t dismiss me too early. I know what you’re thinking. A list? That’s your answer, a stinking list?! Just stay with me.
I’m not talking about the infamous “to-do-list.” Fact is, I’ve always had those and they’re rarely really the things that I need to be doing. Rather, I’ve been reading an awesome book entitled The One Thing by Gary Keller and he’s completely changed my mind on the subject. His book has shown me how to make a list that gives me focus, purpose, and peace of mind.
Therefore, I present to you 3 quick points to creating the very resourceful success list:
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Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.