Why You Must Fight The Urge To Skip Ahead

Having patience yields better results in the long run

Allison Burney

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I have a problem.

No matter how much I’m doing, I always think I should be doing more. No matter how busy I am, I always think I can squeeze in just one more thing. No matter how many tasks I’ve crossed off my to-do list, I always want to get just one more thing done.

You might know the feeling. Many of us do.

There are all kinds of us out there who struggle with our endless desires to be more, do more, and achieve more.

I say ‘struggle’ because for any dreamer, this constant quest for progress and fulfillment and growth can sometimes have the opposite effect, in the case where we push ourselves too hard too fast, and inevitably burn out.

I’ve taken that route many times before — and if I’m not careful — I may be headed there again now.

Going “All In” On Writing

For most of my life, I’ve been the “all or nothing” type; I either give something my all and do my best, or I don’t do it at all. If I’m going to do something, I want to do it well. I don’t just want to finish it for the sake of it.

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Allison Burney

Writer, ghostwriter & proofreader. On a mission to keep exploring, learning & enjoying this adventure we call life. Work with me: allisonburney.com