What to do when you have too many ideas (and not enough time)
What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or similarly, what about when you have too many tasks and not enough energy?
Un-pruned rose bushes aren't all that pretty
One question that remains unanswered here is how you determine when you have enough work to expand your business, dividing one rose bush into two for example. That's something for you to think about.
Mines the dilemma you face when too much work pops up at once, and you don't have the physical ability to finish all the projects.
Notes that the answer is not simply to add more items on your todo list. Using rose bushes as an analogy helps resolve the dilemma.
Every spring and summer, rose bushes produce more buds than the infrastructure could possibly handle. To bring the most beauty out when they bloom, the bush's branches need pruned.
Pruning is needed because too many buds burden the bush, draining the vital resources needed to thrive. To be at its best, good, healthy branches have to be cut away.
Without cutting back branches, a gardner would have a wild bush with small blossoms and a greater chance of disease and death.
Applying the analogy to work, you also have limited resources and the quality of your labor will not be the best if you do not cut back. You must cut good jobs.
You must focus on productivity and simplicity, cutting ruthlessly the projects that are just good rather than great, so that:
- If you are an entrepreneur with ideas for five products, take the best three, and cut back on the two that are just good. All of your time and energy will feed the three great ideas, and you'll be more productive in the end.
- If you are developing a physical fitness program for yourself, you could work on a hundred different exercises because they are all good. Your body will benefit, however, if you trim back to your core, and focus specifically on a finite set of best exercises.
- If you try to develop relationships with all of your contacts in your work, you will end up with a lot of mediocre relationships. But, if you focus in on the top 10, you will nurture strong, lasting connections.
It's difficult to cut projects when they are good, but preserving the great projects will cause exponential growth.
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Source is TheNextWeb.com
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