This week I’ve been working on Facet No.2: Ambition.
Here’s the report…
Every day this week I’ve had in the back of my mind….be ambitious…be ambitious…be ambitious.
This has been good and bad.
Good in that I’ve started a lot of projects, brainstormed some great ideas, and have tried to take advantage of every spare minute.
Bad in that I’ve started a lot of projects that I haven’t finished and I’ve been running around like a crazy person and wearing myself out—literally.
Soooooo…here’s what I think.
I’m going to work on ambition again this week but this time I’m going in with a plan. I like lists. (Always have.) And this week I will be bringing them back. Sunday I will write the list of what I plan to accomplish for the week. Then each morning when I start my day I will choose the items from the list that I need to accomplish before bedtime.
I’m thinking this will help me control my side that tends to get carried away (a side that hijacks my more reasonable side more often than I’d like to admit) and give me some direction helping me to more efficiently accomplish what I’d like to get done.
We’ll see how it goes.
Also—this week I’ve been thinking about where ambition comes from—more specifically where my ambition comes from. Some of my motivation is obvious but other things I am driven to do (or not to do) I’m not so sure about. So I’ll keep thinking.
Meanwhile….what motivates you? Where does your drive come from?
What homemaking chores are you ambitious about and what others do you avoid? Why?
And how do you harness your ambition to accomplish your goals with out wearing yourself out?