On Wednesdays, I share posts, fables, songs, poems, quotations, TEDx Talks, cartoons, and books that have inspired and motivated me on my writing journey. I hope these posts will give writers, artists, and other creatives a mid-week boost.
Here’s an inspiring excerpt from What It Takes by award-winning entrepreneur Zahra Al-harazi:
When there are not enough hours in the day, when I feel totally overwhelmed, or when I feel lost or helpless, I organize.
In the calm of an organized mind, I move like a lioness in the Serengeti, taking down antelopes one by one. I get work done with incredible efficiency. A flood of serotonin improves my outlook and I revel in achievement—any achievement. Micro progress leads to macro progress. Antelopes lead to zebras and wildebeest. Rearranging my kitchen cupboards leads to hundred-page business plans.
Sitting on the sofa in yoga pants leads nowhere good. It’s not even fair to the yoga pants.
So, make a list and check things off. That last part is important—don’t skip it.
Start with whatever’s in front of you that’s sucking your focus dry; move on to easy stuff that adds up fast: make phone calls, pay bills, put in a load of laundry, throw out the aging produce in your fridge; then attack the wildebeest.
It won’t stand a chance.
Source: What It Takes by Zhara Al-harazi, page 316