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There are never enough hours in a day and days in a year. Sometimes I feel that if only I could live to be 1000 years old I could complete my todo list and finally sit down and relax. Apparently I’m a strong (nut) case of OCD & ADHD, the kind of person that would freak out having to stand on the red dot you see on a TED stage just because I would wonder if I should stay in the center, walk around it or avoid touching it at all cost just like Jack Nicholson does in “As Good as it Gets” when he avoids cracks in the sidewalk.

So everyday I fight trying to fill every single minute with a task on my todo list and since it forever expanding just like the Bing Bang, I feel that I never do enough. Every time I start on any given project, I have the weird ability to be unable to stop thinking and finding new ideas: it’s the never ending tap of brainwaves that I just can’t close. I get new ideas that render other one obsolete, others that complement or add to an old one and forever creating sub-items of a main point that can keep me from ever reaching point #2. So much that I actually have printed a sheet to remember me to stop aiming for perfection and get going toward the best result I can in a given timeframe.

So if you’re like me and this strike a cord, then you must know that you need to accept the fact that:

  • you’ll never be 100% ready ;
  • you’ll never be 100% finished on a project or task ;
  • something will never be perfect as perfection is unattainable ;
  • that your todo list will always forever expand and its ok to drop items off the list ;
  • you’ll always have a never ending list of books to read and videos to watch.

Just focus on the most important things that will get you where you want to go, have FUN, have a balanced life, enjoy the ride & stop only focusing on the destination or perfection.

Joel Alain is on a quest to the 4 Hour Workweek Lifestyle, Accelerated Growth & Meta Learning. He rejects status quo and the so called "common sense" and creates his own vision of reality. The goal being to live the life you've imagined, no matter how crazy that is. Hop in.
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