Can having too many ideas stop you from accomplishing your goals?

How often have you had too many ideas and wanted to act on each one of them? As an over-thinker, often my mind feels like a swarm of thoughts. My thoughts and ideas hop and swirl faster than a trapeze artist. The performers on the trapeze are a delight to watch and leave you wonderstruck. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the too many ideas swirling through your mind.

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Having too many ideas at one time and not being able to capitalize on all of them can be very exasperating. It would be interesting to know what each of us does with this bag full of ‘too many ideas’? Do you act on them or do you just abandon them?

One often feels a sense of accomplishment when one can juggle too many ideas about, writing, working, exercising, and reading or a DIY,and so on. I have often started the day full of excitement about triumphing over every task I have thought of however the day ends in procrastinating a few of them.

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Have you heard about the enigma of too many options? There are chances that if you have too many choices, you are less likely to act on them! The occurrence of too many ideas can overwhelm you and leave you with emotions of fear, guilt, and self-doubt. Consequently leading to killing whatever excitement you had to finish even a few tasks you had planned.

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Here are some tips to help you get through your day when you have too many ideas

Write them down.

There will always be days and moments when you will have a rush of thoughts coming to you. Form a habit to write them down. When you write down your ideas, you can get a better perspective on them.

Divide them into groups

Having a sports person as your better half, always help you in your organization and planning skills. He taught a very simple way to classify my tasks, ideas into mini-deadlines. Doing this helps you in not getting overwhelmed by everything you want to do. Do not wait until the last minute to finish your task. I have often submitted my writing assignments before their due date. This has helped me finish other pending tasks on time too.

There is always a rule

There is always a rule to get something done. For example, each task can be easily split into small doable tasks. By doing this you can easily focus and delve into things that give you the maximum results.

Worry about the result later.

By this, I mean that often, we fear starting a task because we fear failure and rejection. We plan and discuss how to start the task but when it comes to starting it, we fear the initial plunge. However, that way Superman says it, “sometimes you need to take the leap of faith first”! Yes, after all the effort and time you put into planning what to do, you should eventually do it. Eventually,results will follow too.

Finish your tasks.

I often get up mid-way when I am writing and when I do that, it breaks my chain of thoughts. So always finish your tasks. Since you have gotten into the habit of starting a task, you should also form a routine of taking it to the end line.

Too many ideas can result in us wanting to do too many things. Subsequently following these simple tips can help you start at the right note and even pursue it till the end.

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  13. Yes I always do that , listed out all the ideas and then get confused. Your tips are really helpful.

  14. you are so right, we have so many ideas always chasing each other around our minds! these are good tips you have given to actually do something with those ideas and not get lost in them.

  15. This is somewhere me . I always have lots of ideas and plans but not getting enough time to execute all those plans .

  16. Fantastic post! Must share that I have a small book in which I note down all my ideas. I carry it around during meetings and also jot down some inspirational thoughts and views that I get from other people. I completely agree to your structured approach towards ideation and implementation. The prioritisation angle is also mentioned prominently in your post – kudos to that!

  17. When I have an idea sometimes it’s too many things in one go. I exactly follow these steps to come to a final end result. Really helpful tips.

  18. Very well said most of the time I have so many thoughts and these are vanished soon.. thanks for sharing such useful tips

  19. I have to deal with having too many thoughts too often. Your tips really work. Especially to write them down and divide as per the urgency. Lovely article.

  20. This is me who always had lots of ideas but not able to execute them all. Loved your tips and I agree write down your things always help in work better and also help in getting de stressed.

  21. Great tips. Categorising your thoughts and working on them one at a time can help too. Working on too many thoughts at a time might mess things up. Worry about the result later is something that needs to be followed.

  22. Such a helpful as I am always going through this. Overwhelmed with the ideas n ended up with very less result. Thank you for sharing such great tips which actually work.

  23. Yes, often we contemplate soo much about the end result that we forget what we want to do in the first place.

  24. This blog was so for me.. I too get a lot of ideas and yes sometimes it’s super important to break it down and sort accordingly.

  25. Your blog is helpful.. Thankfully, I don’t get too many ideas.. You can say that I am on an Idea BLock!! But I loved your Tip #3 – worry about the result later. Otherwise, it would be difficult for us to move ahead with our idea.

  26. Yes, I’ve recently started writing up my ideas and it definitely helps keep my ideas in place 👍🏼 Now the next difficult task is accomplishing them 😅

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