You’re overwhelmed and there’s a ton of stuff to do. You could quickly make a long list of anything from buying groceries to taking the car to the shop to adjusting your investments.
But what’s important now?
As in, now. Not next week, or even tomorrow. Right now.
That one thing is all you need to be doing. Nothing else.
Maybe it’s visiting a friend who is a rough spot. Maybe it’s finishing your project before the end of the day. Maybe it’s getting on the same page with your spouse about a sensitive topic. Maybe it’s repairing the car. Maybe it’s talking to a friend about the skeletons in your closet.
Or maybe it’s getting a nap because you’re exhausted.
Isn’t it a little freeing to think this way? Doesn’t it make life seem a little less overwhelming when you only need to take it one single step a time?
It’s an easy acronym to remember: WIN.
How do you win? Figure out what’s important now and do it.
Sure, there’s plenty of reasons to have a big picture plan and vision and blah blah blah.
But you can’t get there unless you stop thinking about everything else, focus on what’s right in front of you, and follow through on this step.
Then you can focus on the next.
What’s important now?