Sometimes in life, things can feel overwhelming for me and the way I deal with that is just by doing one thing at a time. I’ve done this my whole life. When I was an athlete playing Rugby League in Australia, pre-season training could be quite brutal. Very hard to confront, to be honest. My dad gave me the advice of just focusing on the one rep, the one sprint that we are doing. Can you confront one sprint? Yes, I can. So that’s all I would focus on, that one sprint we were doing at that moment. Confronting the 50 we had to do was overwhelming but 1? I can handle that. I guess that may be a little cliche - just worried about the next game - but it’s most likely a cliche because it works that way. It’s true in life for me to this day. Sometimes the thought of the whole trip or the whole event or the whole collection can be daunting, but I just focus on one piece of that. It’s a collection of these single moments or single pieces that add up to a day, a week, a month, a year or even a collection and a life for that matter.
Taking things day by day with an eye to the future of what I wanna achieve and breaking those down into smaller goals to win the day is the only way to stay sane and reach those goals for me without getting too overwhelmed about the situation. Of course, there are other things I do to better prepare myself for each moment like sleep, exercise, good nutrition, proper hydration and just living a clean life in general. A mind, body and spirit approach, if you will. But breaking things down one by one and getting it to a done is how I create my future. A bunch of things started and not finished just winds me up feeling more overwhelmed, so I just try to do what I’m doing when I’m doing it and get it to a completed product. That creates more space and time for myself and my company, and ultimately that creates my future.