Have you ever developed a brilliant way of doing something and then forgotten the path you took to arrive there in the first place?
Whenever we do something for the first time, we are making mistakes and learning as we go. We may invest time doing one task but then realize that the process did not work. So, we try a different way again, and this time, it might lead in the right direction. Eventually, the puzzle comes together, and the goal is achieved.
Days are full of activity and go by in the blink of an eye. Between one thing and the next, it will show if ideas and work are not managed properly. We will miss a deadline, forget to call a big client back or drop the ball on an important assignment. Executing is key but so is following-up to ensure that everything that was needed to be done was done on time.
Fear not: there are ways to combat this. All that is necessary is developing a system to keep track of all your to-do list items and ensuring the system works to follow through on all these tasks.
What next? It rattles around your mind. You are ready to grow in a new direction, yet the future seems wide open, and you have no idea where to start.
Whenever this happens, I recommend focusing on doing what is right in front of you. Start with those loose ends that you know are there but have been ignoring. You know those things that keep popping up in your mind over and over again? Pay good attention to them. They keep coming back for a reason.