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Posted 02 August 2011 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

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Feeling overwhelmed and stressed at work
You've probably heard people say "I always give 100% to everything I do!"
And: "If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well."

These sayings sound really good.
And they sound like correct pieces of advice.
But ARE they correct?

Should you really try to "do everything at 100%"?

Should you try to:

  • Help everyone?
  • Keep everyone happy?
  • Read every e mail?
  • Follow up of every lead?
  • Go to every party?
  • Climb every mountain?
  • Ford every stream?
  • Follow every rainbow?
  • Till you find your dream?

There are two possible answers to that question

  1. Yes - I should try to do everything
  2. NO - I should NOT try to do everything!

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Let us look at each answer and examine what happens?

What if you answer in the affirmative: Yes- I should try to do everything:

i.e.

  1. Do it all
  2. Keep everybody happy
  3. Help the world

Bearing in mind the following fact:
YOU ARE A LIMITED RESOURCE FACING AN UNLIMITED DEMAND

As a human being, you are a very limited resource:

You only have:

  • So much time
  • So much money
  • So much enthusiasm
  • So much energy
  • So much patience

BUT you are facing, what appears to be, an Unlimited Demand

There is, from the individual perspective, what appears to be an UNLIMITED demand being made upon you

  • Unlimited demands on your money
  • Unlimited demands on your time
  • Unlimited demands on your patience
  • Unlimited demands on you energy

So let me ask you again:

If you are a limited resource, facing an unlimited demand, and you do, indeed, try to do everything at 100%, what will be the long term consequences of that decision?

Answer:

  1. Burnout
  2. Stress
  3. Overwhelm

Look around you and you will see well-meaning and intelligent people suffering the combined effects of:

  1. Burnout
  2. Stress
  3. Overwhelm

Why?

Because their limited human capacities are being overwhelmed by the unlimited demands being placed upon them.

Why?

Because the person says to him/herself

Yes - I should try to do everything

  1. Please everyone
  2. Keep everybody happy
  3. Do it all
  4. Feed the world

They are destroyed by their own good intentions.
How sad.
And:
How common.

Here is the opposite answer to the original question:

Should you really try to "do everything at 100%"?

Opposite answer is:
NO!
YOU SHOULD NOT TRY TO DO IT ALL.

A person who answers, NO, reasons it out like this.......

"As a human being, I am definitely a limited resource:

I have only

  • So much time
  • So much money
  • So much enthusiasm
  • So much energy
  • So much patience

BUT I am facing what appears to be: an unlimited demand

There is, what appears to be, an UNLIMITED demand being made upon my:

  • Money
  • Time
  • Patience
  • Energy

So I cannot afford to try to do everything!

That would lead me to inevitable:

  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Overwhelm

No: I won't try to do everything: I will attempt do only SOME of it!"

I know what you're thinking

You are thinking, "Only attempt do SOME of it?
That sounds like a dangerous answer!"
What do you mean by some?"
Do you mean that you should only do the bits you like and avoid the bits you don't like?"
Is that what you mean?"

Answer:

NO!
That is not what I mean."
What I mean by "doing some of it" is
I mean: "I only do the most VALUABLE things"
And I suggest that you do too.
You can't do everything.
You can therefore, do only some of it.
And that means that you should do ONLY THE MOST VALUABLE THINGS

There are things on your 'to do list' that are valuable and things that aren't very valuable
Here are the options:

Option 1:

Try to do it all. Try to do both sets:
Try to do the entire valuable and all the not-valuable things too.
BUT: you don't have time to do it all.

Option 2:

Don't do the valuable things, do the PLEASURABLE things.
Don't read the valuable stuff; read the more pleasurable gossip pages.
Don't eat the nutritious food; eat the pleasurable food.
Don't chase the valuable sale; Take only the easy orders.

Option 3:

Do only those things that add value to yourself, your customers, and your family
Don't READ what does not add value.
Don't EAT what does not add value.
Don't SAY anything that takes away value.
Don't DO things that takes away value.

You don't have time to do it all

So you shouldn't even try

You should do only those things that add value to:

  1. Yourself
  2. Your customers
  3. Your family

To make the same point, negatively

Don't

  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Say
  • Read
  • Do
  • Pay attention to,

Anything that detracts value from yourself, your customers, or from your family

Then you should never feel

  1. Burnt out
  2. Stressed
  3. Overwhelmed

You will feel more

  1. Energetic
  2. Relaxed
  3. Productive

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