Saturday, December 24, 2005

Have you ever experienced idea overload? What the heck is idea overload, you ask?
You know - those times when you have so many ideas and insights, yet lack the time and energy to pursue any of them.

On one level, I am very thankful to have an abundance of ideas, on the other hand, how do I or you choose the right idea, at the right time, for the right reasons?

I don't know about you, but I am one of those people who is always looking for ways to improve the way that I operate and I am always asking the question - "What if.." or "Why does it have to be done that way?" or any number of other questions that seek to get to the root of an issue or to seek a different way to do a particular thing.

The key to avoiding idea overload is to develop a system to record your ideas - that could be something as simple as a piece of paper or elaborate a recorded tapes and CD's alphabetized by topic sequestered away in a top secret vault 10 feet below ground - ok, I am kidding, but you get the point.

Keep your mind clutter-free - don't try to remember everything, write your ideas down and more importantly, work on the idea that will be the most valuable use of your time at the moment. If you choose to work on all of your ideas, none of them will get done, which means you will continue to live in the land of coulda, woulda, shoulda instead of the land of results, achievements, and accomplishments.

Take action on that idea and persist until you reach your goal.

I wish you much success in 2006.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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