QUOTE OF THE DAY … “The enemy often tries to make us attempt and start many projects so that we will be overwhelmed with too many tasks, and therefore achieve nothing and leave everything unfinished. Sometimes he even suggests the wish to undertake some excellent work that he foresees we will never accomplish. This is to distract us from the prosecution of some less excellent work that we would have easily completed. He does not care how many plans and beginnings we make, provided nothing is finished.” – St. Francis de Sales
GTD Mentor David Allen points out: A foolproof way to create resistance to stretching into new and wonderful places for you is to maintain a sense of over-commitment. And one of the surest ways to allow that feeling is to lose track of what your commitments are. … Knowing how overcommitted you are really is very different than being afraid of how overcommitted you are!
So, take control of your focus and ignore for today everything did you feel that you have to do from now till the end of time. Then open a little window in your mind and allow what you need to do right now to be noticed. Then do that.
(Image “Overwhelmed farm building” by Julian Paren via Geograph. org .UK)