I was having a conversation with one of my soulmate best friends and realized that before I answered a question, I began with a list of excuses as to why I made the decision that I did. Once I realized how much I was doing this, I decided to stop and just be honest with myself. In my honest opinion, I do not do things that I do not feel like doing, don’t have time for, or do not deem worth my time. I made a conscious decision to stop making excuses and either be clear as to why I did not do something or answer with my results.
When you are a self-proclaimed overachiever you feel like you have to say yes to everything. You are constantly spreading yourself thin and giving of yourself without ever making time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. You have your hands in so many things because you are used to being busy, but you may not be as effective as you desire because your focus is spread over too many projects. This year I started my blog, started doing Hangouts for Moms, amazing women, still working developing my business, and so many other small things. Studying for the bar allowed me to take a break from everything and prioritize each project.
My blog is really important to me and over the next few months I am going to improve, develop, and enhance the site because it is very therapeutic and will eventually be the center of my many projects. I am also going to begin working back on each project one at a time so that it is of the quality that I want and can continue to grow into the vision that I have for it. I am learning that I want to do a lot, but I want to do each of those things well. Being a rookie in so many settings can make the beginning of all of these projects very bumpy, which makes it hard to have a long lasting effect. Being conscious of your strengths and weaknesses can ensure that you aren’t making excuses for your failures but producing results.
Many people mistake progress for passion. You can make progress in an area that you are not passionate about but when things begin to fall apart, you quit instead of regrouping and focusing. You can take the blue print of someone else’s success and still fail. Passion wakes you up in the middle of the night to write down ideas, create solution to problems, or to work on your projects. You want to invest into your passions and watch them grow.
You can be passionate about many things but you have to channel your energy efficiently. You want to be able to measure your success and have something to show for all of you hard work. I have to focus more on quality than quantity. I have to focus on structuring my projects and ensuring they are serving the purpose that I intended. I want to leave a mark and inspire by producing excellence.
Be excellent. Be extraordinary. Be organized. Be efficient. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.