I am super excited to attack today’s time management challenge head on! The idea of being overwhelmed when starting a new project is common – and one I hear often during workshops.
But, before jumping into Real Life Scenario #6 – “I have a great idea, but I don’t know where to start, and the project is floundering. I will probably give it up and just keep on with my regular routine.” I want to remind you that I’ve been tackling all sorts of time management challenges this month. If any hit your hot buttons, please click through!
- “This may sound ridiculous, but I’m so busy, I don’t even have time to read about time management techniques, let alone practice them.”
- “I’ll look into streamlining my schedule a few weeks from now when I have a little more time.”
- “When I’m trying to reach a goal, I track my progress on notes of paper that I keep all over the house, and my system is taking me more time than it saves me.”
- “I want to take steps to use my time better, but I when I slip up I get down on myself. It’s hard to keep putting the effort in.”
- “I’m working hard to use my time better and make progress towards my goals, but it’s sort of a lonely process, and I think it would be more inspiring if I had people encouraging me and noticing the small successes.”
Have you ever had a really good idea for a project – but then became paralyzed because you just weren’t sure how to get the project off the ground? Then . . . after days, weeks, months, (ok maybe even years) you just decided to forget the project.