Attention Span of a Dog
Today, while Gabriella and I were recording a podcast, our dog Ren was playing in the kitchen. She had literally all of her toys out. The half-eaten toys were scattered around her like a war-torn battlefield (cotton guts everywhere).
She was having a ball (literally and figuratively ... 🌈 dad joke #1 🌈 ) and I couldn’t help but relate to her to my own life. She would jump from one toy to the next, without being able to decide to play with just one.
“She’s doing what I do with ideas.”
I have so many things I want to do and accomplish, and so many ideas I want to actualize that I tend to choose too much at once, overwhelm myself and make no progress on anything.
When it comes to working and reaching for goals and building a better life for yourself, it’s easy to never get anything done because you never prioritize what’s important to you.
You pick up one squeaker toy after another without realizing it nor making in progress on anything.
But to make true progress happen in life, to turn your dream into reality, you have to learn when to say yes and when to say no.
The greatest figures in our history achieved greatness by focusing on one thing until proficient before moving on to something else.
What gets prioritized gets accomplished.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." — Stephen Covey