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Entrepreneurs can find themselves stuck into cycles where they have a lot on their plates, and are not able to move forward - they are just treading water. All the tasks on the agenda coupled with the critical decisions to make can generate overwhelming situations without being able to see the light out of the tunnel.
Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer said: “The most effective way to do it - is to do it.” She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, so I guess her quote stands true.
We often get confused between being busy and getting things done. The best way to experience what I am talking about is to imagine a day when you come home after work with a clear sense of achievement. On that particular day, you get things done. On the other days, you are busy doing stuff.
The issue lies with planning: getting things done requires a plan. Lack of planning will increase stress and result in losing control.
The solution is simple: spend time planning ahead. I'd like to share an efficient model:
Embark on a journey you have control upon: Start with proper planning.