#10 Am I Doing Enough?
#10 Am I Doing Enough?

Ever feel like no matter how much you do there is still so much more to be done?

For many people, to-do lists are eternal with the focus on what hasn’t been done creating a sense of being incomplete, of not being enough. It does sort of beg the question – when then will be enough? And indeed how will you know?

From my experience, we can only start answering these questions once we have a clear vision of where we are going. You can then switch timeframes and make a plan for what will truly have the most impact today, this week and this month.

Once you stick to the plan you can then give yourself permission to stop, in full knowledge that you are executing on the plan. Regularly reviewing the vision is key to ensuring it still aligns with the horizons in front of you. That is why I talk of Crafting a Living Vision that evolves with you.

Starting from today and the infinity of tasks and activities you could be doing will inevitably lead to confusion as to what you might be doing and dissatisfaction that you are not doing enough.

Should you wish to explore this theme in more depth, check out Episode 3 of my Time Academy Podcast.

Questions in the Image:

  • Am I doing enough?
  • In fact, how can I tell?
  • What will success feel like?

Want to Read More Around This Topic?

Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count by Oliver Burkeman (link to Amazon.co.uk). The blurb says it best: “What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?

Nurturing Curiosity – Daily Practice: This is part of the Nurturing Curiosity series of tools, insights and questions designed to help nurture curiosity as part of our daily practice. In point of fact, every interaction we have is an opportunity to question what we are observing and how we and others are seeing the world. Also remember that questions come in many forms throughout our day – right now the whole idea of ‘enough‘ is swirling around my mind. I truly love these questions: Am I doing enough? Am I enough? The point is that our busy doing becomes intertwined with our identities, so it feels like we will fall over if we stop. And yet, as Rich Litvin says, “You can never have enough of what you don’t really need.”

About Tom O’Leary

I coach, mentor and teach leaders who are shaping a brighter future.

Leadership can be lonely, the challenges daunting, and the workload overwhelming. I help leaders feel heard, gain clarity, take action, build confidence and thrive! Leaders matter. Their work matters. We need them at their best!

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