Oh my gosh! There are so many ideas, projects, and options where you can put your time, focus, and resources of all kinds. How can a person decide what to choose? I know, at times, my head will start to spin by all of the possibilities. Yet, I hate to say “no” to anything out of a fear of missing out.
That all said, I have learned to streamline the options so I can move ahead. Here are the three criteria I personally use:
- How important is this idea, project, option to me? How does it align with my personal values and purpose?
- Can I succeed with the skills, talents, and knowledge I have (or could develop)?
- Will it be fun?
While these may not be your criteria, be sure to have some. Then, you can put your time and effort where you will have the payback and satisfaction.
Whatever you do, don’t delay. You could miss the opportunity and the good stuff that goes along with it.