Yikes! What was I thinking?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We are all crazy busy (and hopefully productive) with the holidays and end-of-year activities at our jobs.

We are spending more time with family and friends–a good thing, for sure–but also time consuming.

And I picked THIS time of year to launch a brand new podcast! Yikes! What was I thinking?

Let me tell you, when I started thinking about this in September I thought I had plenty of time to master the technology, develop topics, record the episodes, and do the post-production work required.

Yikes! I am about 3 weeks away from launching this podcast and I haven’t even settled on a show title yet!

Yikes! I have four or five episodes recorded, but very little post-production work completed.

Yikes! I work a stressful, full-time job. I’ve made a commitment to exercise three times a week, and there are two holiday weekends to get through.

Yikes! I still haven’t mastered the technology. In fact I spent most of this evening working on troubleshooting a website access issue.

Yikes! How will I get it all done?

The honest answer is that I don’t know if I WILL get it ALL done. What I can say is that I will figure out enough to get started. I will do the best that I can today and keep working on things tomorrow.

Big dreams take time and energy. They take hard work and sometimes leave you feeling extremely confused or frustrated. But when you resolve those issues, man oh man, is that a good feeling.

Today I conquered one of my technological demons. I know it will rear its ugly head again, but today I won the skirmish.

Sure I could put off launching this podcast until it and I am ready… but I won’t. Would you like to know why?

A riddle answers that question best:

“When is the best time to plant a tree?”

Answer: Twenty years ago.

When is the second best time to plant a tree?

Answer: Today (or in my case, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

Have you been putting off something because you just don’t have the time to focus on it? Why not declare to the world that you are doing it (notice I wrote “doing it” and not “going to do it”). Accountability can be a great motivator and also time tracker.

When people know you are committed to accomplishing something, they may be more understanding when you make choices to support that goal. They may also ask for updates or offer gentle reminders if you start to fall off track.

Have an amazing day!

 

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