As an ambitious person, I’ve definitely had times where I bit off more than I could chew. I’ve learned humbly through a number of experiences that the excitement and enthusiasm of a new opportunity can often lead to me overcommitting my time and energy.
Here are 5 ideas that i’ve learned that have keep me focused on delivering great work with a limited schedule.
1) Don’t Overcommit
It’s so easy to overcommit your time when you are excited about the multitude of opportunities, projects, and causes out there. By focusing your energy and time on projects that align with your goals and values, you’ll be able to do less but accomplish more.
2) Take Extra Time to Make Important Decisions
Taking a day or a week to decide on whether or not to pursue a new opportunity is perfectly fine. You want to think through all of the actions that are required and evaluate whether or not you really have capacity to handle it.