We get so caught up in researching and thinking about a project that the anxiety to create something great can build up.
Start immediately. You can even make small amounts of progress every day. Eventually you’ll get there.
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Ask people to explain it to you a few times. Keep asking questions to really get to the root of the problem.
Then go ahead and explain the problem to someone else, just to make sure you really understand it. Often times, simply formulating the problem and explaining it to others can help you understand it better. And that is the first crucial step to solving a problem.
No matter how awful your situation may be, rest assured that someone else has been through the same thing.
It is important to realize how your situation compares to the rest of what you are doing, and how bad it really is compared to all the good things in your life.
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Being overwhelmed may be the new normal, but taking on too many responsibilities may be watering down our overall impact.
Bring back your focus to what matters most. Work on the projects that are the real game-changers. Delegate the discretionary work and eliminate unnecessary meetings.
Running a thriving business means understanding how to organize your work by importance and knowing when to delegate.
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