Think about the last time you went to a restaurant with a huge menu. Was it easy to choose what you wanted? Or did the sheer volume of choices overwhelm you?
When you keep your decisions simple, overwhelm is decreased.
Steve Jobs is famous for his black turtleneck, blue jeans, and sneakers.
Dean Graziosi wears a charcoal T-shirt and jeans because he, like Jobs, knows wasting time deciding what to wear robs him of the ability to make more important decisions later in his day.
Apply this principle to your life.
Identify where you feel stuck, then explore why you feel pulled in a 100 directions at once so you can identify the source of your overwhelm.
Too many projects? Too many book ideas? Too many [insert cause of overwhelm here]?What can you strip away so you can regain your focus on one thing - the most important thing - you want to accomplish? Click To Tweet
Specific goals with clear deadlines help.
Doing what you know you need to do, when you know you need to do it, whether you feel like it or not, also helps.
On those rare days when I don’t feel like writing, I sit down at my desk every day at 4pm, whether I feel like it or not. And I write for an hour.
How I feel about writing transforms inside the first 60 seconds.
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