There are so many things I want to accomplish…
I haven’t blogged much lately because I literally haven’t had time. My inboxes are blowing up, paperwork is in piles, projects are screaming to be finished. I probably have way too many things going on. Truth be told, there is no one to blame but me. I tend to throw a bunch of things at the wall to see what sticks. This is fun until a bunch of stuff starts sticking. That’s where I’m at. A lot of my projects are proving their viability and it’s a lot to keep up with.
With all of this stuff going on, I’m constantly asking myself these questions:
1. How do stay focused on getting the right stuff done?
2. What is most important?
3. Who can I find to do the rest?
We use this phrase at The Soderquist Center a lot…helping people get the right stuff done. I’m trying to live that out.
For me, I have to fight every day to separate the truly important from everything else.
This sounds so much easier than it actually is.
A lot of things seem important.
That email marked “High Priority.”
That form that needs to be filled out.
That new idea that sounds great in the shower.
These things are impostors, posing as important things.
I’m learning that focusing all of my energy on inventing the future, creating remarkable things, and challenging the status quo means that:
Emails will go unanswered.
People will get frustrated.
Unimportant things will get half-assed.
All for the sake of accomplishing the big stuff. The stuff that matters.