Life can get EXTREMELY complex. Here's how you keep things simple so you can keep moving forward!
When things get complicated, you SIMPLIFY!
The best way to gain clarity is to SIMPLIFY. I use this method when things are getting complicated or they seem out of my control.
S - Start things small.
It’s important to keep things simple. The best way to do that is to start small. Chop things down in bite sized chunks. You can’t solve a billion problems in one day. Just look to solve one, then move on to the next.
I - Include others that can help you.
We often forget that we can’t do everything on our own. It’s good to seek outside help when you truly need it. This will help to alleviate pressure on you to complete everything on your own. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There’s no such thing as self-made. WE ALL NEED HELP.
M - Make progress.
I know, it sounds simple right? But making progress needs to be your main focus when things seem extremely complicated. Don’t worry about the finish line, worry about just making progress.
P - Prepare for it to get worse before it gets better.
Sometimes when it’s bad, it seems like it can’t get any worse. Then it does. Sometimes it has to get worse before it can improve.
When things seem to be going downhill, expect that they might go further downhill. This is when it’s time to prepare for the worst and work for the best. For times like that, keep a simple plan of attack that helps you to focus on progress and keeps you moving so you're not getting swept away in the storm of doom.
L - Learn from your past mistakes.
I encourage entrepreneurs to identify the pattern that they’re creating that’s getting them their current results. Nothing happens accidentally. If you’re able to figure out your pattern of action and what’s getting you the results you don’t like, that’s a good place to start identifying how you can change things up.
Identify your patterns and switch things up to get you the results you desire.
I - Implement new strategies.
Once you’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t, it’s time to implement new strategies. Keep it simple. We’re not looking for anything that’s groundbreaking. Implement new strategies slowly and don’t worry about immediate results. Always look for progress.
F - Focus on the task at hand.
Don’t allow yourself to get sidetracked by distractions:
And anything else that sends notifications
Stay focused on what you should be doing and work to make progress.
Y - You've got this!
Remember one thing: what you set your mind to believe, you can achieve. You've overcome many obstacles in your past and this won’t be any different. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Make progress! GO!
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