1.8.2013

What To Do When You Want To Do It All.

One of the amazing opportunities of life is that it can be anything that you make it.  Whatever you want to achieve you can make happen.

It’s not easy, but possible.  Frankly, that’s also a problem.

What do you do when you can do anything and you want to do it all?

Some people tell you that you should do less.  Make priorities.  Stop doing the stuff that doesn’t make you feel good.

And that’s not bad for starters.  But it leaves out the obvious.

When you want to do it all, get started.

The right discussion isn’t one that scolds you into making one final decision about the future of everything that you ever do.  That’s just impractical.  And silly.

The problem with trying to figure out what to do is that the “figuring” part demands more of your time than the “doing” part.  And without you doing things, everything you want to do is just wishful thinking.  A waste of your time.

Which is why when you want to do it all you need start doing something.  Here are a few key things to start with:

  1. Put together a list of everything that you want to do and the reasons why.
  2. Make sure that you spend time insuring that you have your personal finances figured out.
  3. Gather together your top advocates and ask for help where needed.

You can go places if you start heading that way.

That’s the basics of achieve big goals.  That’s the essence of doing it all.

Time isn’t the issue, your activity is.

Sure priorities matter. So too do finances and managing the unknowns.  Your education matters.  And your experience.

But the biggest factor in you do everything that you want to do is how hard you want to work.

If you want to do it all you just need to do a little more than everyone else.  Sometimes, a lot more.

It depends on how big you are dreaming.


  • Giselle

    Just what I needed to read today Dan! Thanks. I love the to-do. Simple. Esp number 2. – Make sure your personal finances are in order – so often overlooked!

    • http://www.DanWaldschmidt.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      Yep… How many people do you know that have to do what they do simply because their personal finances are a complete mess?

      Dan

  • Deborah Beaton

    Thanks Dan! Am completely in this place right now of trying to do so much and being told to prioritise which leads me to procrastinate over what to prioritise! As always I love your blog posts and they seem to talk directly to me and my problems at that time. Thanks again!

    • http://www.DanWaldschmidt.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      HaHa…. I hear you. I tend to write about things that I am working on myself. So I figure there are a bunch of us all working on the same thing. :-)

      Dan

  • Jodi

    This is great; thanks, Dan

    • http://www.DanWaldschmidt.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      You bet, Jodi. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

      Dan

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