The problem with all the “abundance” in our society is we end up overwhelmed. It’s hard to turn off the faucet of activities, ideas, people and products… and yet, if we don’t draw some hard lines, our lives so easily get out of control.

We lose touch with what’s most important to us and start down that slippery slope where life feels like a numbing treadmill and our passion and caring begin to disappear.

Fewer choices = greater freedom. A paradox, isn’t it? I’m frequently reminding clients that the practice of sequencing is so crucial. Sequencing is doing things in sequence rather than all at once. So you may sequence some big life projects, and focus on one this year, or even for the next few years.

If we do one thing well, we will be much further ahead than doing multiple things half-baked.

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