Thursday, June 21, 2012

Keeping dreams manageable

A client I worked with was such a joy. She was totally committed to being the best she could be, to being all she was created to be. She wanted her life to work as well as it could, and she was willing to do whatever it took to get there.

One day, however, she admitted that she was extremely frustrated because she found herself working on too much at once. It was wearing her down rather than energizing her.

In her enthusiasm, she had wanted to take on everything at once. As we reviewed all the goals, long-term and short-term, that she had for herself, we agreed it was way too much to do all at once. I encouraged her to gather all her goals and dreams together, pull out one or two that held the most energy for her at that moment, and visualize putting all the others into a drawer in her desk and closing it.

The other goals would be in the drawer ready to pull out whenever she felt ready to take those on (but again, not all at one time). Meanwhile, we were able to focus her attention on one or two. Her energy level increased, and she admitted to feeling much more powerful and focused than ever before.

Are you working on too many goals right now? Can you pick one or two to put at the top of your list? And break those down into bite-sized pieces too. Be realistic in what you can handle at one time.

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