It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Time is finite, but there’s always too much to do.
I’ve found that I only operate well when I focus. I have to focus on what’s most important, what I can do to make a difference, and where the resources are to help.
Personally, I get caught in the weeds a lot. I can be super detailed and then not detailed enough. I lose the big picture. My wife is really skilled at focusing on the most important thing and seeing the big picture simultaneously. Me, not so much.
Being easily distracted is also not a good thing for me. I have to actively focus on what’s the best thing I can be doing at this exact moment. Otherwise, I’ve blurred my attention and I’m not going to accomplish anything.
My solution is to write things down because when I don’t inevitably I will miss things, forget things, or just flat out fail. I’m not as good as I should be at juggling multiple things, but at least I’m aware of my shortcomings and have actively tried to fix them.
All I can do is to continually strive to get better at the things I’m deficient in and keep maximizing the skills I excel at. James Clear says, “If you get one percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done.”
Just get one percent better.