It is really easy to overcommit, especially if you’re a person like me.
I want to help people.
I want to encourage them in all of their endeavors.
I want to not say no…
And here is the rub: I can’t say yes to everything.
Overcommitting stresses you out and it guarantees that your best intentions will fall short because of other spinning plates.
So, how do you keep yourself from overcommitting?
By keeping your priorities straight.
My first priority is being a student at Rhema.
I didn’t move out to Tulsa, Oklahoma for any other reason. There’s nothing wrong with helping, volunteering, and working–I just can’t lose my focus.
Everything else I do can’t take away from my training or else I’m missing out on why I came.
I’m primarily reminding myself of these truths tonight because I have already been tempted to overcommit.
Though, I hope my personal reminder will encourage you to make wise choices with your time as well.