I’m at a key point of my career that I’m sure many of you are intimately familiar: there is too much to do. Too far behind in one project, too many tasks left undone, and too much going on in my personal life. A few months ago, I was trying to do it all, and it didn’t take me long to realize I couldn’t keep up the pace I had set for myself.
So it all came down to one little word: prioritization.
I’ve taken everything I want to accomplish and boiled it down to essentials. I’ve decided which projects I’m working on are more important and which are not. I made sure I had ample time to spend with my family. And even though I do feel a pang of regret that some opportunities are passing me by, I am infinitely happier now than I was in February.
So for everyone else drowning out there in a sea of “I’ve got to get things done,” remember this – you can’t do it all. Life isn’t about burning out, it’s about burning bright. Use prioritization and determine what really is important in your life.
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