IM Hamster - Working My Wheel
I've been on a roll lately, taking action and accomplishing a lot on my To Do Task list. I found an added boost of motivation when I created my IM Business Plan. Being inspired with clear cut goals, I have been running on full steam for the last few days.
It is good to see results, making goals come alive before your eyes. Results that progress into the realization of bigger dreams.
But, with anything can come another kind of results. Burnout and regression to old habits.
My main obstacle has been the great number of info, of emails that I receive daily. And the disorder of files on my laptop and on my desk and around my work space.
Let's face it. Pack rats don't turn a new leaf and become hardworking hamsters over night. But I took a deep breath and just simply told myself to cut my losses and start unsubscribing and NOT checking out any new leads, no new subscriptions. If it doesn't support my present campaigns, then I don't need it.
And also, to continue to simplify what I need now and file away all the rest - out of sight, out of mind. Presently, my inboxes are almost bare, but with relevant incoming mail. And my laptop desktop and around my work space is becoming free of distractions and unnecessary files. Opening more space for what I really need and work for, all in support of my IM plan.
Who knew that I was held hostage and fed on high on email and disorder? My own self subscribed prison. No more. I'm unsubscribing off on this addicted vice.
Warning: Overloaded pellets of email information from self proclaimed IM gurus and every IM wanna be's...BEWARE!!!
I'm going to run my wheel of a plan like a good hamster and try not to let my pack rat tendencies show too much. I must say, since joining WA, I'm getting good at focusing on what needs to be done and carrying them through to the end, but more so on distinguishing what is the right information for now and letting all the rest fall out of perspective.
I still have much to do and I am feeling good about it all. Results are anything that leads me to my eventual goal/s. No matter how small, if it puts me an inch ahead of where I stood a moment ago, it is success. I'm much more grateful for the many little successes of late! And more so, I feel great - continuing to do what I set out to do on my own terms.
It is in learning from those that I come into contact with that I find wisdom, motivation and inspired plan/s to go forth and take action, to conquer my own small corner of IM world.
This IM hamster is doing good and running on high. Of course, I'll lay off the wheel every now and then to relax and just enjoy my day.
Much thanks everyone - keep working your own IM wheels on positve high and check back to see what's up for this particular IM'ster!