I’m a person who plans. I love making elaborate to-do lists and being inspired by new ideas.
My problem is the doing.
I tend to make long lists with idealistic goals, and by the time I’m finished with all of my planning and list-making, I’m too overwhelmed to actually do anything. For all the benefits of planning, it doesn’t help me if I don’t take action.
Last month one of the things on my list was “change lightbulb”, and for the next several weeks I saw it and remembered that I needed to do it. Finally Doug did it for me, and it only took a minute.
It dawned on me that most of my other plans can be accomplished that easily if I simplify my approach to planning and just get started. This month I’m going to spend a few minutes each day taking action. (Just a few minutes, because it is the end of summer after all.)
My focus will be preparing for everyday situations and unexpected emergencies.
I know many of you have great plans for the month. (And if your plan is to rest and take time off, that’s good too.) If you don’t have any plans of your own and you want to follow along with me, I’ll put short, easy tasks on the sidebar each day.
Let’s get started! I’m ready to get things done.