21st Century Learning

Major Change Just Requires Commitment

I got to thinking this week about patience, stress, fulfillment, joy and despair. They’re all part of the human psyche and some of them attack at the most inopportune time.
When occurrences construct seemingly insurmountable barriers, my shoulders get tight, my brain freezes and an unexplainable paralysis sets in. It’s like – “OK, I’m comfortable doing what I was doing, but I’m going to have to change some things… oh, crap. Can I do it? Do I want to do it?”
Then like a windshield wiper – yes, no, yes, no, yes, no – one slowly takes stock.
I got to thinking about change the other day after a friend got stuck in a Houston elevator – http://tinyurl.com/opbupfv – and blogged about it.
And regardless how tasks seem to conspire against us, these seven thoughts can help keep your work and task load from crushing you.

1. You don’t have to do it all today.
2. You eat the elephant one bite at a time.
3. You may think something’s bad, but look around you.
4. Keep the end game in sight.
5. Do one thing at a time and do it well. Multi-tasking is a myth.
6. Think, feel, do. Ready, aim, fire… not ready, fire, aim.
7. Go back to what made you successful in the first place and do more of it.



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