I haven’t posted in the last week or so due to other things taking priority - whether it be working overtime at my day job, meeting with financial coaching clients or putting our house on the market. It’s hard not to lose vision when things get so busy and I think that is why a lot of people fail to succeed on the plans they set out for.
For this being our third home that we have sold, we are getting to know the routine, and the shock of trying to get things ready isn’t as bad as previous times, but it still can be overwhelming. As we are walking through this process I’m really embracing the fact that there is a season for everything. For instance, if I’m going to take on something extra in my schedule, by definition something should be taken off as well. Of course there is common sense to take into consideration but for the most part if we are trying to do it all, all of the time, the end result will be far from our best.
This has proved to be a struggle for me on a couple of levels. When I have a thought go through my mind that involves action, I tend to start even if I know I won’t have time to finish it. This can result in having many unaccomplished things on the go at once. My wife can testify to that one. The other side of this is that I can almost feel guilty if I’m not producing results.
Understanding balance and that there is a season for everything is hard to do. Being real with yourself and knowing what it is that you are called to do at this moment is the start of this journey. Stopping or slowing down something to put focus somewhere else doesn’t mean that you have failed. When done properly, you may find that the thing that was put on the back burner for a time will now have 100% of your attention and the results will be even better now than if you had done it before.
photo credit Fregus Randall