I often hear people say “I have so much to do but not enough time?”
Figuratively, how do you eat an elephant? Bit by bit.
However big a task may be, it is possible to accomplish it over time if you’ll pick it bit by bit; break it down.
If you’re going to make progress, do one thing at a time–this is the power of focus. Dedicate and narrow your focus on one task at a time. Derive fulfillment, inspiration, encouragement, and joy from accomplishing one task and then transfer that excitement and joy over to the next assignment that way progress becomes a habit.
Making progress requires that you:
- Take action and evaluate— Do it bit by bit; chunk by chunk; little by little.
- Have detailed plans. Be specific about your plans and quantify it if applicable.
- Set goals. It doesn’t have to be grand or long term. Short term goals adds up to long term goals.
- Prioritize! Prioritize! Prioritize! Identify the critical items from your to-do list. You have the important, not-so-important, and critical list. When you prioritize and accomplish the important list there will be no critical list. The critical list only arises when the important list aren’t done on time.
- Never stop learning. Continue to learn. Don’t stop learning. Information is to your soul what food is to your physical body. Information feeds you soul. Read about your field of interest and passion. Read a book that is one level higher than where you are now. When you develop the capacity, the opportunity will show.
The key is to remain focused and consistently making progress. In doing so, ensure to ask yourself what exactly am I making progress in? Because it doesn’t matter how fast you are traveling if you’re traveling on the wrong road. So while you focus on making progress, ensure you’re making progress in the right direction.
God has a plan for you—you’re not a biological accident.
Lastly, pray about it. Ask the creator to guide you—to show you—to lead you.