Big Dreams Need Big To-Do Lists. But Don’t Try Doing It All at Once.

I needed to be reminded of this. I have two stories on the backburner, one a first draft, another a second draft. Meanwhile, I’m working on a previous WIP. I find myself falling behind when I have too many directions to go in.

Novelty Revisions

I used to call myself a dreamer.

And by that I mean I used to look at my ambitions, say out loud “I’m going to get there someday,” and then proceed to do a million other things that often had nothing to do with turning that dream into a reality.

Eventually, I progressed into something not much better: Doing a bunch of things that all had something to do with my goals. Not great, but still progress. It’s scientifically proven that the more you try to multitask, the less productive you’re going to be. We like to deny that truth, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

We often hear stories of entrepreneurs and other successful people who “made it” by working hard and refusing to give up. These stories are meant to be inspirational, and maybe a little bit educational in some cases. There’s nothing wrong with letting…

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