Updated: Sep 11, 2021
Hiow to remain focused on one project at the time?
For those that know me well, I'm often filled with so many ideas in my head.
So many things I'd like to do, however it feels as if I haven't gotten enough hours in a day.
Do you see what I mean?
If you do, then you're probably a creative butterfly just like me.
Before I decided to release my first book, I wanted to do this for a very long time.
You see, writing is just something that comes naturally to me.
There's no specific time or reason needed for me to let the words appear on a paper or a document.
Ultimately the timing seemed just about right to start working on a real project that I could share with others.
Easier said than done right?
The first day went smooth and I had the perfect story outline.
I thought that I would complete the book earlier because of that.
When I write something down, I like to give myself at least 1 or 2 days of break.
Just to start with a renew mind when I continue writing a project.
This allows me to spot errors or find a more suitable way to express myself.
The way you write it becomes a signature, a personality trait where as your audience easily can recognize that it's your work they're reading.
Ultimately you want to move your audience and make them feel as one with the main character in the book.
Now to get back to what I'm trying to explain is, once I would get back to writing after a break, I would have new ideas and would start writing them down.
Some parts would fit the story but sometimes I would get 5 different story line ideas and I would write 5 different introductions for 5 different stories.
It's not a bad thing however, I spent time other projects by my distraction.
I could've finished the book earlier if it wasn't because of that.
I've tried so many ways to remain focused on that one book however i would eventually drift away to other project.
The ideas where too much to contain the focus on finishing one project.
It bothered me as I had to start over and over again every single time.
You know that kind of feeling right?
Writing a book was a little more challenging than I expected, and I started to push back on it.
Pushing back just brought me more pressure because how can I have so many ideas but I'm unable to even finish one book?
I had to step my game up and spend some time with the Lord.
God ordains and assigns, and your surroundings may not always agree with God's will coming to pass and they will distract you, discourage you, fight you mentally or physically.
But we must remember Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
No challenge is too BIG for God!
It's okay to take a step back to get you back on track.
If you have a vision, make God part of that vision so that he can set astray your path.
I would suggest starting using an agenda or notebook.
Start planning your days and tasks.
get a pen and paper and start putting down everything that you want and need to do.
I know it might seem silly, but it can really help.
It helped me tremendously as I didn’t use to plan and was going about my day randomly which put me sometimes in high pressured circumstances afterwards.
As you note down the things you want to do for example tomorrow.
You can classify them from high to low priority.
Start with the first one until it’s complete.
The goal is not necessarily to get all the things done but at least you will have completed one of the important things to do before you went to the less important things.
Do you see what I’m saying?
Don’t procrastinate because you won’t be able to move forward and get out of the old into the new.
I can’t say this enough, but prayer is the key.
Prayer is an important part of our relationship with God.
It’s a moment of quality time.
The steadier your relationship with God becomes, it’ll make it easier to align yourself within your dream and his vision for your life.
Lastly but not least.
My Dears don't be too harsh on yourself.
Consistency is way more important than speed.
Sending you lots of <3 p.s.: How do you focus on one project at the time?