Priorities

Last Update: February 02, 2019

Yesterday I wrote a post titled "I Failed!".

I was so tired, after the full day pushing to launch my project, that I couldn't even express myself properly.

My intention was to explain how I failed to post my daily WA Challenge blog as a choice in order to finish the project I've been working on.

When I started reading the comments, I initially regreted publishing that post, I didn't wish to sound like I was feeling down for failing, I wished to portray that I failed by choice and that sometimes you need to give something up to achieve another objective.

I thought about making some changes to the post, but the support you guys expressed was amazing and I couldn't just disrespect that. I thank you all for the incredible motivation!

I have managed to keep my posts here running, but my number 1 priority is still this project. Like I mentioned in previous posts, I'm not even writing for my WA website, I've had to prioritize.


Prioritizing

As an entrepreneur, it's so easy to get lost with tasks that won't accomplish much or won't lead us directly to our goals.

So the first thing we need is a goal, a destination to aim for.

To ilustrate this I will copy an excerpt from Earl Nightingale's "The Strangest Secret":

"Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take and it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000, it will get there.

Now let’s take another ship and just like the first and only let’s not put a crew on it, or a captain at the helm. Let’s give it no aiming point, no goal, and no destination. We just start the engines and let it go. I think you’ll agree that if it gets out of the harbor at all, it will either sink or wind up on some deserted beach and a derelict. It can’t go anyplace because it has no destination and no guidance."


After you have a destination you need to prioritize tasks that will drive you closer to that goal.

In my case, posting on WA yesterday before midnight, whilst extremely important to me, was only second on my list, so I chose to fail in order to succeed with the task that led me closer to my goal.

For more on goals and prioritizing tasks have a look at these methods.


Don't Burn Yourself Out

On another note, I have worked so much and so hard this last month and these last days that my body had to scream at me to stop and put me straight in bed.

I am writing this post from my sofa and it has taken me over 1 hour.

I still finished my project, and I'm a bit nuts to be fair. Today is a forced day off, except for this short post.

Don't do the same! Pace yourself. As our amazing Amy has taught us in the past with her post:

I’m exhausted! Insights and learning from my experience at WA.

Have an amazing evening!

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SnazzyIT Premium
Hey Fran, don't regret the opportunity that your previous post had to make others feel a little more 'human' like myself...you don't know that when you are transparent, it helps others also :)
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FranCallado Premium
I don't regret it Snazzy, it was a momentary feeling that was then overrun by gratitude.

Thank you so much!
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LouiseBT Premium
Hey Fran
I popped over to see if you made it within the cut off time - congrats, I see that you did, albeit with much delay whilst sitting on the couch :-)
Your shares are always so valuable - thank you.
Blessings
Louise
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FranCallado Premium
You are the sweetest Louise! Thank you so much for caring and keeping me motivated.

I am now going to collapse because this virus has me beat.
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RuthlynB Premium
It is so true we have to pace ourselves and take time to breathe and clear your head I had to do that myself I became so stressed I could not think
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FranCallado Premium
I feel you Ruthlyn. I hope you're taking things easier now.

I wish you the rest of an amazing weekend!
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gaxiolapaul Premium
Hey Fran, I understand where you are coming from. Yes you have to pace yourself and don't overwork yourself too much - just enough to get the job done and reach your daily goals.

I too have been working a lot on my site and hope to have a substantial amount of traffic (at least I hope) soon. Sometimes you have to fall in order to get up and succeed - I almost gave up on WA a few months ago and do I regret it. My recommendation is just to keep going even if it's a small task or goal on a consistent basis. I wish you success on your website!

Cheers!

PG
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FranCallado Premium
Yes, of course. I will keep going. Don't regret almost giving up, at the end you didn't.

Thanks for your comment PG!
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NnurseBecca Premium
Great minds think like and I think you're great so I liked this
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FranCallado Premium
It's not easy to provoke so much emotion with so few words.

Thank you, Nurse Becca, I truly appreciate it!
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