I am an ideas person. I love new ideas, and I feel like I need to act on them immediately, or they won’t happen.
I love the idea of being an ideas person. I love that I can make things happen, help people out, move things forward.
But sometimes ideas can become an easy distraction. My plan for the day is sacrificed on the trail of a good idea. (And then another good idea . . . and then another. . . ) I allow something that is challenging for me to be put on hold. Procrastination is allowable if I’ve discovered something more important, right?
Wrong. When I stick to the plan, I build trust in myself. I am more grounded. I am more confident. The ideas may be helpful, but they lead me into the clouds and then down down, spinning through a spiral rabbit hole. And then I wonder: What happened?
Who of you are “lotsa ideas people”? What do you do about this? I have a notebook that I keep in my purse, and I’m considering making it my “ideas only” notebook. It will give myself permission to put attention on my ideas — but at the appointed time. And I need to make sure I keep my appointment, adding a reflection on my ideas to my daily routine. What do you out there suggest?
Much love and many blessings. ❤