Monday, May 12, 2014

Facing Task Paralysis

You've heard of decision paralysis?

It's the idea that if you give someone too many choices they won't end up choosing anything.  The sheer number of options keeps them from choosing.

Sometimes you get to a busy season in life where there is task paralysis.  You have so many tasks to do that you can't choose one.  You just keep reviewing the list of things you need to do, but the sheer number of things that need done keeps you from selecting one and getting started.

A really simple solution to either of these is: Roll the dice!  If you really can't choose for yourself, it's better to randomly pick something and start working on it than to continue to wait and do nothing.  And once you knock one task out, it may be easier to do another, and another...

Ready, set, roll.

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