One of the number one causes of quitting is feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed in your marriage, overwhelmed at work, overwhelmed with a new idea that you’re trying to get off the ground, but there are just so many moving parts, you feel like you’re never going to get a handle on any of them.
Here’s my response to that. Relax. It’s normal. All successful people feel overwhelmed.
One of the things they don’t tell you about the creative process is that most of it feels like chaos. Why? You’re doing something new in a different way. You’re spending your hours differently. You’ve enter into a world that you haven’t proven you can succeed in yet.
So if you feel overwhelmed do this little discipline. Say to yourself, “Today I will get up, I will suit up, I will show up, and I will do the next right thing. And after I’ve done that, I’ll do the next right thing again.” And you’ll be amazed that over time, stringing together a lot of “do the next right thing” actions will get you to the goal.
Remember, the great missionary Paul said, “I run with purpose. And every step toward the goal of the high calling for which Christ has laid hold of me.” Listen. Get the goal, run toward it, realize that you don’t run alone and without the power of Jesus.