Clearing the way

Cleaning products For many, it seems, the greatest difficulty is neither setting goals nor putting into a workable process the steps needed to bring them into being. The problem concerns clearing the way to set aside quality time for the project.

Clearing the way might not even be the issue. We could have blocked off a few hours only to discover other assignments have been reorganized causing potential changes to our day… Of course the value of saying no to unfair requests on our time has been expressed here before, for example in the blog post ‘Expressing Priorities‘ (click here to read).

So what’s to be done? Clearing the way again could get us back to our original position without offering any guarantees of us actually starting the desired tasks. The answer might be found in the title of Pema Chödrön’s 1994 book Start where you are. Or as Walt Disney put it: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

To share your thoughts on the issue of clearing the way, managing time efficiently, please leave a comment below.

All the best.


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4 Responses to Clearing the way

  1. Marina says:

    Hello Brian:) Thank you for another interesting blog post. Personally I find that PHYSICALLY ‘clearing the way’ works wonders. In fact, I’m not able to easily begin a new project–or take on new routines–if my actual living/working space is in a mess! Even the act of clearing the papers etc on my dining-room table means I get down to a specific task more easily. WRITING, on the other hand, is quite different! that is my PASSION and takes precedence over ALL! I can write when everything around me is chaotic! And I think this is the crux of it. There is no need to clear any way for the things we are passionate about—it’s just all those OTHER things that need addressing! Love from Marina

    • bgdtcoaching says:

      Thanks Marina, an interesting perspective. I am quite the same in terms of ‘clearing the decks’ prior to getting started with new projects, etc. The proverbial ‘White page’ offers all sorts of possibilities – provided I am clear of distractions and so forth.

      Hugs and Happy Writing!


  2. Always with a great idea. 😉 Thanks for this, Brian. ~Paul

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