"Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something." ~Author Unknown
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with everything I have to do, I end up accomplishing nothing. I find myself starting a project and then I think of something else that needs to be done . . . and something else . . . and oh, yeah, that other thing . . . and I run around in circles, surrounded by half-completed projects.
Maybe I need to stop trying to do everything and figure out the something I'm supposed to do. Like someone once said, maybe I should realize I'm not in charge of everyone and everything and resign as general manager of the universe.
It's okay to say no. It's okay to say I can't. It's even okay to say I won't--so long as you say it nicely. If you realize what you can do--and don't try to do more than that--you'll have more success and less frustration.
Sounds like a worthwhile goal to me.
In Your Words: Are you doing everything or something? If you're caught up in an "everything" mindset, what can you say no to so that you can give the needed time and attention to the something you're overlooking?
Labels: Beth K. Vogt, In Others' Words, quotes