Mar 2 – Are you all over the place? Do you have a multitude of opportunities, and all seem important and worth pursuing? Are you having a difficult time prioritizing which to focus upon to move most effectively forward? Do you feel as though your time is limited and you are overwhelmed by how best to pursue or consider? Are opportunities awaiting you to take action to see if they are truly what they present themselves to be? Are you worried you may miss an opportunity or actually have missed opportunities because of other distractions and commitments?
When opportunities are pulling you in a multitude of ways, then you need more clarity about what matters most and what will bring you the most value or reward. Seizing opportunities begins with knowing which ones are aligned with your purpose and desired outcomes.
Take an MM&I Moment to reawaken to your ultimate desired outcomes. First make a note of what you are ultimately trying to achieve in your short term and the long run. Now list all of your opportunities and prioritize as follows. Which ones align specifically with your current goals in helping you fulfill your personal or professional mission? Place a “G” and an “M” next to them. Which ones have a specific deadline attached to them for when a decision or action needs to be taken? Place the date and prioritize according to which are fast approaching versus further in the future. Which ones require the least amount of effort promising the greatest gain? Place in order of least to most effort. Start with those that match your goals and purpose. Then compare to the remaining list of priorities. This will get you back in motion with a couple of the opportunities to pursue right now. If you are still finding it hard to choose which direction to go, it may also be time to get some outside help to advise and direct you.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
“The road of success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,