Turning the Overwhelming Into the Manageable

December 9, 2021 pwm1

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

— Henry Ford (1919, by photographer Fred Hartsook; Public Domain)

How appropriate that this quote comes from Henry Ford, who installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of vehicles back in 1913. We have all heard this old adage, yet most of us still get overwhelmed, or anxious, or frustrated, when there is a big task in front of us which we must complete. By writing the final objective down and breaking it into small, manageable pieces, then focusing strictly on the completion of each sequential step, we keep moving forward. Instead of wasting time worrying about the breadth of the overarching job, we finish the project brick by brick, enjoying the small successes along the way. 

—Mike Hazell

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