"You can’t swing and think at same time.” Yogi Berra
The more you get up to bat more you develop skills. Each time at plate is another opportunity coming your way. The more you take action more you will advance. Whether game is your sport, career, business, home, or taking a risk one thing is clear. The more you take action, greater your skills become, and more you achieve. Below are 5 tips to eliminate overwhelm and accelerate action.
1- Maintain a Clear Path~ Imagine mowing your lawn by just wandering around mowing wherever you see grass at any given moment. Can you imagine how long it would take? Studies are now acknowledging multi-tasking to be multi-debilitating. The more you create a clear track of what needs to be done while fully focusing on one thing at a time, faster you can move forward on it. See resource below for help with this.
2- Microstep to Success~ Overwhelm is paralyzing. Start by microstepping. Take tiny steps to progress. Do what you know you can do (even if it seems ridiculous). I know I can clean out 1 drawer. I know I can put on my workout clothes and walk to street. I know I can sit down with pen and paper for 15 minutes to ponder my book idea or begin a business plan. Microstepping will move you forward, build momentum and confidence.
3- Set Time Deadlines~ Setting deadlines when you begin a task helps maintain pace. It prevents regret of, “where did day go?”. Time is a valuable asset to be cared for. When beginning decide how much time you will allow, and focus to complete within that time. Set times during day to manage tasks that would normally interrupt you such as e-mails, phone calls, and co-workers. When interruptions are inevitable, set a boundary by deciding time you will allow for interruption.