EFT for decision making
Thanks for the great feedback on yesterday’s post on writer’s block!
For today, I’d like to pick out an aspect that many of us find truly difficult to deal with:
Once we sit down and want to get started on a project, we get so many good ideas that we truly don’t know which one to pick anymore. So we start with one, then the next one, work on two or three simultaneously, only to find that nothing really gets done and finished.
For an online business entrepreneur, this mindset can cost dollars and cents, as whatever isn’t finished can’t be offered to others who might be interested in purchasing it.
But how do we chose what to do next? And what do we do with all the good ideas we have?
Let me answer the second question first (and you bet that I know this from experience, as the flow of good ideas is a blessing as much as a curse for me, too).
The answer is simple: Write them down!
Just brainstorm them. Don’t judge or rate them, they are what they are right now.
I purchased a small pocketbook with a metal cover and a built in pen for this purpose. So I never run the risk to not be able to take notes while I am away from my computer.
The trick is to have them in one place, one note book, one folder, so that we don’t get sidetracked by trying to find the notes we already took. I used to write half finished articles and put them away, only to pick up the same idea later and reinvent the wheel. What a waste of time that was became clear to me after I tracked down the initial notes and found that they expressed what I wanted to say so well that I could just have finished the article with a couple of sentences, instead of writing it all from scratch.
Your notes are a great resource, so use them and file them well.
Another reason to have everything in one place is because it actually helps you evaluate what your next project should be: If the idea, or aspects of the idea, come up over and over again, there is something to it that needs exploring. And it might even be that the most important thoughts are already finished, so you’ll be in good shape for your next endeavour.
And this leads to the first question: Which topic should I pick and finish?
The answer is obvious, but might stir up some resistance: The one that comes easiest!
See: You will finish more than one project, so don’t worry about starting with one that doesn’t express everything yoou can do.
But whenever something comes easy (and there is a good chance that other people won’t find it easy at all…), it means that you are ready for it.
Just do it and finish it and see what happens. You willl learn valuable lessons along the way and find ways to expand from there. Chances are that after you finished the first, “easy” project, the next one seems obvious and comfortable to do as well. So by following this advise, you will produce and finish many more of your projects comfortable and easily.
Does this make sense?
So let’s tap on the resistance to doing what comes easy:
KP: Even though I am overwhelmed with good ideas, I deeply and completely accept myself.
KP: Even though I feel that it has to be a struggle, I can’t just do what comes easiest, I choose to relax and take it one step at a time
KP: Even though I refuse to do easy projects only, that would not represent what I am capable of, I’d feel like chating, I honor my good intentions and produce a great producct anyway.
TH: I can’t let it be easy!
IE: That would be chating!
OE: I can do better than that
UE: And I feel that unless I struggle, my work isn’t worth as much
UN: It has to be a struggle
UL: I refuse to spend time with things that are easy for me
CB: I am afraid to be judged for the things that are easy
UA: And I want to prove that I am capable of more
TH: I have so many good ideas, and it doesn’t feel right to focus on those that come easy
TH: What if what is easy for me is tough for others?
IE: What if there was great value, even in smaller projects?
OE: What if I would just finish what comes easy, and then evaluate the quality of te idea?
UE: I might surprise myself with how valuable the project actually is
UN: What if it didn’t have to be a struggle?
UL: And what if I could produce a pot more quality if I took it one step at a time?
CB: I chose to try doing first things first
UA: And letting it be easy and comfortable so that I can finish it quickly.
TH: It doesn’t have to be a struggle, and I am grateful that I can let go of that belief now.
TH: Wow, I am surprised how much I get done when I start with what comes easy
IE: And it doesn’t have to be frustrating anymore either
OE:I actually enjoy the productivity that I can now display
UE: I never knew I can get so much done so easily
UN: And that I didn’t have to struggle to move forward with what I have to do
UL: By getting done what comes easy
CB: I am also getting closer to accomplishing the things that were hard before
UA: I am learning and growing one step at a time, and I am finally finishing what I started!
TH: I am grateful for my new found speed and comfort in getting things done!
Take a deep breath and think about it: How do you feel now? Do you notice a shift in how you perceive your projects? Does it make sense to just get something done when you feel stuck and overwhelmed?
The movement alone makes in enjoyable and brings the energy you need to go to the next level.
I am looking forward to your feedback!
Much Love and until tomorrow!