Quote of the Week // 42nd Week

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Often times I plan to accomplish too many things in one day. I declare to myself that I will sew an entire historical dress in one day or finish writing a book. I tend to overestimate what can be accomplished in a day, therefore when the day is done, it becomes dissatisfying because I didn’t complete everything I set out to do.

It’s hard to know which goals to set every day when you have a million of them racing around in your head, each one fighting to win your attention at the finish line. When you have a huge amount of goals, which ones should you tackle today and what should you set aside for another day? How do you know how much is possible to achieve in one day? Are you setting yourself up to fail if you try to complete everything? These are tricky questions!

 To try to answer them, let’s get rid of the one-day deadline mindset. Instead, let’s broaden our time limit to a week or a month. Then, create a physical list of all your goals and impending accomplishments. We can divide them between the days in a week or in a month (depending on how many goals you want to set) and then begin with just a few goals on day one. Then you have a clear idea of how much you can get done, what should be done first, and what can wait for another day.

When our goals and our schedule don’t seem to work together, we can’t just stop life with a button so we have time to achieve our goals (but that would be really awesome if we could!). However, this doesn’t mean that you must then cut down on the goals either. Distributing your goals evenly throughout the duration of a week or a month will create an easier way to keep track of them. It may take some special planning, but you don’t always have to sacrifice your goals just because your day is filled with too many things. So instead of perpetually focusing on all the goals you want to achieve, you can divide them, and focus on what you can do today, in a week, or in a month. Doing this makes it seem possible to get everything done, because it is possible!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven:” KJV


Do you find yourself overestimating what you can achieve in a day?

Are you often overwhelmed by the many goals you wish to accomplish?

Do you have any other suggestions to help achieve goals and tasks?


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Megan Joy

9 thoughts on “Quote of the Week // 42nd Week

  1. I love this!!! Speaks volumes to me! I want to unpack the boxes, sort my books, organize them on the empty boxes (cause the movers broke my bookshelf 😦 ) , write posts for next week, weeks to come, work on book writing, work on timeline of book series, ….and I haven’t touched much of the household chores yet.

    Speaking of those boxes, I sent you an email (on your contact form) I have a question relating to Full House stuff I found. 🙂

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      1. Girl, so many things they broke. All of our shelving! 😦 and the annoying part unfortunately is that it could take 6 months to a year for us to get reimbursed, they have to look over the damages, and what was sadly stolen as well.

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        1. What?! Aghhh! I’ve heard so many bad “movers” stories (especially piano movers). Things got stolen, too! I’m so sorry. And even 6 months is way too long to wait for reimbursement. That’s crazy and I’m sure really frustrating.
          ~ Megan Joy

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