I tend to be the all-or-nothing type. If I can't finish something, I don't like to start it. And if it I make a mistake or get derailed, I have this tendency to just give up. Thus, my new mantra:
Small efforts bring large results when repeated often enough. - Ralph MarstonIt seems simple enough, and yet I'm having difficulty getting it through my thick skull. I've been getting a bit frustrated with my inability to get large chunks of any of the following completed in a timely manner:
- That novel I started
- A book proposal I'm working on
- Landscaping of my back yard
- Landscaping of my front yard
- Saving 6 months income for that day when I finally decide to kick Corporate America to the curb and go full-time freelance
- Reaching my goal weight
- Developing a consistent yoga practice
- Getting my articles published
- Reading a book each month
- Renovation of my home (this, of course, is also hindered by the money factor)
Today, instead of focusing on what I haven't completed, what I can't get done in the small amount of time I have, I'm going to focus on what I have completed and what I can get done. With each small effort, I'll be that much closer to checking these items off my to-do list.
What small efforts are you making to get closer to your goals? Suggestions for being more productive are always welcome.