Growing up with a dad who was a marine, who expected us to work hard every day, set a bar for me to achieve that was difficult enough when I was a child and now that I am older, is just about taking me down. How am I to stop this untenable schedule when my sense of self-worth is tied up in “how much I get done”?
I got a clue when a good friend of mine came for a visit over the weekend. I hope you have one of these friends; someone that you have known for years who can just cut through all the “stuff” and get to the meat of the matter. He told me to just focus on one goal at a time, which was a light bulb moment for me. Just like I built the Build Healthy Kids program where I ask families to focus on one topic at a time, it was my turn to do the same with the projects I am currently working on.
What I know for sure is this:
1. What I focus on and believe in with all my heart will come to a successful end point
2. The end result may not be what I initially thought up but it is always the best outcome for me
3. When I take on too many projects I end up not succeeding at any of them because I do not have the time or energy to devote to making them happen
So I will take one serving and savor the flavor until I finish the dish (Project) before I move on to another one. Here is to wishing that you savor, slow down and succeed in all that you do too!