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The magnitude of the task

is part of what I’m up against.  So much stuff.

Check out my office I’ve been collecting things there for 30 years.

My Office

 All this (other than the furniture) has to be cleaned out by the end of this project.  I know it is hard for you to believe, but I’ve done a lot in there all ready.

The Garage

Garages tend to become storage areas and mine in no exception.   Gotta be cleaned up.  The stuff has to go.  How does your garage look?

The Shop

Almost all of this has to be tossed, donated, sold, or sent home with its owner.  There are some tools I’ll take with me on the road and I’ve already taken away some large items.
What do you think?  About average?  Worse that most?

I’m facing a common problem. When I look at the magnitude of what has to be done I’m overwhelmed and do nothing.  The ‘How Much I Need to Accomplish’ story my mind tells me keeps me from doing anything.

How do you deal with this situation?  This is what I am trying?

I try to ignore the big picture and just look at one little thing.  If I can stay in the present and focus on that one thing I can usually get that done.

“How do you eat an elephant? …Bite for bite.”

The incremental approach isn’t usually the most efficient approach.

Sometimes I can’t seem to pick out one thing to do out of all of it. That is what often happens when we have too many things to do. In that case my default is to do the closet thing to me or go find things to throw away.

I know to break large jobs down into small manageable pieces. I’m still in the process of making and prioritizing my lists with measurable goals  and a timeline.  However, I don’t want to fall into the trap of spending all my time planning and none of my time doing.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.~ William Morris

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“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”

~ Madame Marie du Deffand

The panorama photos where taken with the DMD app on an iPhone.

 

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