August is upon us. Do you know what that means? No more procrastinating. Hopefully your classes are scheduled and your term bill is squared away. Your laundry is clean and folded because if it’s not yet – you’re probably hopeless. And Oh Man. I really hope you have your internet access enabled soon because your Netflix misses you.
I unfortunately, have not, they are not, it is not.
I can however tell you, I moved into an apartment last week and I finally have groceries AND a pot to cook it in. AND I just launched a big campaign for my internship. At least I know where my classes should be located, and that’s good enough for me. I’m surviving a major management change while keeping my hotel guests very happy.
Oh, and this week I’m watching 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a giant house. And hosting a yardsale #HUSTLE
How have I not drowned yet? Here’s the only reasonable conclusion I’ve come up.
Don’t half ass it. Dive in. Any other time in my life, I would have skimmed the surface of all these responsibilities. Surely, there’s no way you could give 110% to all these overwhelming tasks. You just don’t have it in you.
But actually, you do.
It turns out, your determination doesn’t stop at 100%. You set the bar. You dive into every task on your plate. So what if you only have an inch, go deep. If you set your goal to “just get it done, even if that means doing a crap job”, that’s exactly what you’ll do. If you set your goal to “dominate everything. No retreat. No surrender. Take no prisoners. Show no mercy.” Guess what will happen.
Are you going to set yourself up for success? Or are you going to set your self up for halfassery? You may be spread thin, but you won’t run out.