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.”
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All the best.