Thinking Ahead

It's probably human nature that many of us don't think we need help with something until we've reached a breaking point. Other people will ask for help immediately. I'm speaking to those of you that believe you can and will tackle that giant project that's been sitting there staring at you for months. Maybe even years.

It's around this time of year that I receive lots of inquiries from folks looking for help today. Tomorrow. As soon as I can get there. And, unfortunately, I can only be in so many places at once. Certainly, my team helps fill in the gaps. But, it's frustrating for you and for me when you want help now, and I can't get you on the schedule as soon as you'd like.

So, I urge those of you who keep thinking you'll have time to look through that mountain of stuff tomorrow night - when you're sure you'll finally have time - to ask yourself these questions:

1) How much time do I realistically have to devote to this project?

2) How much energy do I realistically have to devote to this project?

3) Do I even want to try it on my own, or would another set of hands and eyes be really helpful?

4) How long has it already been waiting for me, and I haven't touched it?

5) Would my life be better if this wasn't staring me in the face anymore?

Think about all these answers. Be realistic with yourself. Get some information about what could help you move in the right direction. Baby steps in the right direction are still steps in the right direction.

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