I’ve noticed something. Having a lot of little things to get done can be paralyzing and prevent me from doing anything. It’s like all of the overload flips a switch and shuts me down.
When this happens, the best thing I know to do is this, write out a list of everything I’m trying to accomplish. Then, and this is key, I don’t rank, prioritize, analyze, or sort the list at all. I forget about figuring out which task is most important, and I just start somewhere.
Starting somewhere has the benefit of getting you started (Obvious, I know, but a good reminder for a knucklehead like me).
It also gives you momentum for whatever you decide to tackle next. And this time around, you may not need to choose randomly. You may now know exactly what you should do precisely because you first started somewhere.
Do you need to get lots of little things done? Don’t keep it all locked up in your mind. Write it all down and then stop thinking, pick randomly, and start doing.
Remember, big things are achieved by the completion of little things.