If you have a daunting task and the mere idea that overwhelms you, it’s probably too big to implement directly and should be broken into parts action. I think this happens to me frequently – I see great strategic goal I want to achieve, but become paralyzed thinking about the size of the project. To achieve my overall goal, I have to break this task into small pieces feasible. That way, I keep it simple and focused on one thing at a time. Five Questions to Ask a daunting task to break into large pieces of appeal yourself the following questions and write down all that happens. It works best if you can find a quiet, peaceful and comfortable to do that which is not interrupted. 1.
What is the overall goal or task you want to accomplish? Be as precise as possible and include as many dates and / or numbers as possible. If you are in business, you can have a global task “Make $ 50,000.00 in revenue from new products online within three months. “You can also identify more details, including information on the target market, product type, etc. You can also apply for personal tasks. For example, you may have an overall objective to” eliminate the disorder in three rooms of my home within two months with the processes to keep it.
“2. What information do you need first to complete its goal or task? I often find it can not act until I get more information, especially in the beginning of a great task. For example, if your task is to eliminate clutter and do not really know where to start, you may have information on how to eliminate clutter and what tips experts recommend. To gather this information, you can choose to complete an Internet search or visit the local library and look under the organization or ordering. Or you can choose to hire a professional organizer to provide some personal assistance. 3. What steps do you foresee? Again, be as specific as possible. This may seem unnecessary, but if you can write the necessary steps to complete your project, you can begin to feel less daunting. I often encounter that ends with five steps to complete – each of them can take some time to comply, but only with five or fewer steps, it is much easier to get my head around the overall task. 4. Who else should participate, and what you need or want to do? Be sure to consider both needed and desired assistance. There will be times when you need support, but do not forget to also ask for help when they make the task easier for you and / or relieve their burden. I think this happened very useful because we often forget all the contacts we have really – and contacts with these people who can agree with us if necessary. 5. What should be your first step, and when you have to take? The first step is always the key to start. I often think that this is something they have already identified as part of my response to questions two and four above. Copyright 2004 Donna P. Donna P. Lendzyk Lendzyk is a professional coach and creator of the Overcome Overwhelm System. She coaches businesswomen to “overcome overwhelm and achieve the desired results.