Congratulations, you didn’t QUIT! Good for you, but now what. Now you need to get back on track. The fact is your attention will need to be focused on the idea you have had. Time has to spent in development of the idea. Unfortunately, thinking up the idea was the easiest part.
Here are 5 ways to do that:
Identify what got you off track in the first place.
Life is busy and full of distractions. Whether you got sick and backlogged a bunch of work. Or had a vacation planned that you really wanted to take. Something got in the way and it needs to identified so that you can move forward. It’s now time to bunker down and get to the task at hand. Review your to-do list. What is left? If there an item that seem more daunting than the rest? Do that one first. Or if your the type that likes a smaller to-do list. get all the little stuff done in one go. As our cultures favorite green jedi master said: “Do or Do Not, there is no try.”
You are not the only one with a long to-do list. This is not an excuse to complain or procrastinate. You wanted to start something not quit something. So it’s time to stop talking about what your are about to do and get it done so you can talk about what you did.
Outsource those chores that pull you away from what you really want to do.
No matter what the task, if it takes time and can be given to someone else to do, get if back. It’s time for help. It is hard enough to build anything worth while but doing it alone can make you go mental. Outsource small tasks. Once you have help, you can really open up time.
Get creative, take a look at what you spend the most time on during you normal schedule. I spend hours, daily, cooking for my family. From procuring the ingredients to doing the dishes, it is easily a chore that if done without careful prep can eat away time. My favorite outsourced task is dinner, and fast food does the trick. Quick, everyone get’s what they want, and best of all…no dishes. An hour, or more, is now mine again.
Pick one thing to do.
Multi-tasking can be very helpful except when you don’t have enough time to get anything done. Lighten the load. If you have more than one idea going at the same time, you may end up working on all of them but never completing one of them. Pick one! Maybe the one that is closest to completion.
Tell someone about your project.
Get the word out. Not only will it get you feedback on your idea but it will also enable someone to keep you accountable. The next time you see that person, you will want to let them know you made some progress.