Many people have goals but seem to have no time to execute the projects and activities necessary to achieve these goals. They think to themselves: “I already have a hundred things to do, how am I supposed to do 20 more?”
To me this attitude is best expressed by the old saying: “When you are up to your ass in alligators it’s hard to drain the swamp.” From my perspective you have three swamp-draining options.
The first option is to spend 100% of your time fighting alligators.
The benefit is that you won’t get eaten. The problem is that there’s an endless supply of alligators and you will be fighting them for the rest of your life.
The second option is to spend 100% of your time draining the swamp.
The benefit is that you can probably put together a great swamp-drainage plan and make a start on the actual drainage project itself. The problem is that the alligators will eat you long before you make any significant progress.
The third option is to initially divert a small amount of effort from fighting alligators to draining the swamp.
Over time the number of alligators will slightly decrease and you can divert more time to swamp drainage. You can then repeat this process until the swamp is drained and the alligators are gone. The benefit, of course, is no more alligators. The problem is that you will probably get a few painful bites that will heal over time.
So, how are you doing in your own personal swamp?
Are you spending all of your time working on your current set of projects and activities, or are you spending some portion of your time working on those projects and activities necessary to achieve your goals?Take Action. Get Results.