This happened to me last Monday morning as I looked at my week ahead. The previous week had been a bit chaotic. This meant that there were now a dozen or so things that I wanted to focus on this week. I wasn't sure where to start.
I reckon this happens to most of us at one time or another. It can feel overwhelming.
Over the years, I’ve learnt a useful strategy to help me through moments like these.
Instead of focusing on where to start, I focus on where I want to end up.
Once I know that I ask myself:
What are the key factors that are going to help me to get to that end result or that in position?”
Which one will have the greatest impact?
Of the options in front of me, which path is likely to achieve that factor?
When we’re faced with a curly situation, getting started is often challenging.
It’s worth remembering that the decision you make doesn’t have to last forever. It just needs to last until you have enough information to make your next decision.
Something to think about.