How many cars can you drive at once?
This isn’t a trick question — the answer is actually one car. (Shocking, I know!)
Okay, follow-up question: how many projects are you trying to accomplish right now?
If your answer is 1, that’s perfect. If you answered anything else, this blog post is for you!
Why am I comparing projects and cars? Because both involve moving forward toward a destination (goal) — and both require your full attention.
To get a project done the right way, you need two things:
Clarity and focus.
How much clarity and focus do you think you’ll get if you’re juggling three different projects at the same time?
Most entrepreneurs will already know the answer to that question, because we’re notorious for trying to do all the things.
But overloading your plate isn’t going to make you more productive. Quite the opposite, in fact.
You need to narrow your focus to one project at a time to get optimal results. When you’re trying to drive five different cars and hopping in and out of them, it’s hard to get to your destination at the pace and the speed that you would like to.
Not only will it take longer, but you’re more likely to miss crucial details, make missteps, or burn out along the way!
Consider: right now, what is the ONE car that is going to get you to your goal and destination a little bit faster, with a little more ease, and hopefully with more joy as well.
That’s the only engine you need to start!