I recently came across this quote that summed up one of my issues very well.
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.” — Steve Jobs
I suffer from this in spades. I am constantly getting distracted by the next idea, project, shoot, you name it. Any good project is going to generate ideas for other projects and I don’t tend to have the discipline to say no to these new projects ideas and go off and pursue them as well until I have way too many projects to do.
So starting now I’m picking just one primary project to focus on and I’m going to get it across the finish line before starting any new project.