Do you suffer from ‘Toomanyideasitis’? I certainly do! There are so many things that I want to do which I reckon would be awesome, that I’ll often find myself going around in circles starting bits and pieces all over the place, which ultimately leads to not getting a whole lot of anything done. Soon after, this will more often than not quickly spiral into a pit of procrastination that getting out of can make climbing Mt Everest a Sunday afternoon stroll.
You can experience Toomanyideasitis with your:
- Exercise and training program
- Work related projects
- Home renovations or maintenance
- Social activities
- Event planning
- Sporting club development
It’s a good thing that I’ve come up with a cure called the ‘Prioritisationvaccination’! I’ve used this process a lot with ideas I’ve had for starting new events (which is where my Toomanyideasitis really kicks into overdrive) which has lead me to either act on the idea, or shelve it.
- Write a list of all your ideas
- Make some points about what’s involved with each of your ideas
- List what you want and expect to get out of each idea, for example:
- Bragging rights
- What time and resources will each idea need for it to be successful
- Here’s the hard part – try and take away the emotion of each idea and objectively look at them to work out if they’re feasible
- It’s great to be optimistic (another condition I suffer from is ‘Overthetopoptimism’!) but you must be realistic about the idea
- Ideas that make it through this process and pop out the other side as a goer then become your main priority
- Ideas that need more work become lower priorities and can be put on the back burner for another time
- Turn your idea into a project and create a plan for success!
You’ve now had a healthy dose of the prioritisationvaccination and procrastination is a distant memory. Focus solely on your priority projects, with what needs to be done today, next week, next month and next year, then watch them come to fruition and become everything you imagined they would be.
Aim as big as you wish, weigh up the risks, balance your optimism with realism, then don’t let anything get in your way!
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