What is hiding in your Too Hard to Do Bucket? Are there long forgotten dreams, plans, or fears stuffed in there? Find out how to tackle what is holding you back. In my last post I wrote about life lessons. Chances are many of the items in your bucket are also showing up as one of your life lessons.
The “Too Hard to Do” Bucket
A few nights ago I was listening to a recording of a seminar and during questions, one of the callers mentioned her “too hard to do” bucket. This was where she threw ideas and actions that she felt were “too hard to do” right now. I guess that rather stuck with me and I started wondering what I have thrown into that bucket. The list started to become quite long. Longer than I would like to admit!
I visualize my bucket as a nasty old smelly can that is sealed poorly and thrown down into a dark corner of my basement, well out of sight, and promptly forgotten about.
After all, I think all of us view ourselves as the type of person to not miss an opportunity or to face everything head on. No one has any fears, right? 🙂 I guess it is similar to the age old question of “What is holding you back?”
What showed up in my bucket? I will share a few things that are related to this website.
Doing some videos for the site.
Recording a podcast.
Doing phone readings.
Getting a new professional photo taken.
You might be reading this and think, what’s the problem? Those things are easy! My response is that everyone has their own set of things that are just “too hard to do” at the moment. Easy for some, just not the right time for others. Will each of these things make me personally grow? I have no doubt.
How to Tackle the Bucket
I guess I like the “how do you eat an elephant?” analogy. One bite at a time. Things that you felt were too hard to do six months ago may be able to be completed now. Life in general has a way of helping us to take steps to get closer to our intended outcomes, whether we realize it or not.
If you look back on some of your items, have you made any progress toward them that you may not have consciously realized? If not, is now the time to start tackling one of the items? It doesn’t have to be all of them, just pick one. Is there something that doesn’t seem as scary or as hard to accomplish that you want to finish now?
What have you thrown into your bucket?
This post isn’t about making you feel bad for things you haven’t had enough guts to tackle. It is more about revisiting thoughts and ideas you have had from the past, acknowledging them and bringing them to light. It is meant as a little self searching and also to help you realize that you may have made more progress than you think.
So, what have you thrown into your “too hard to do” bucket? If you feel like sharing for a bit of personal accountability, I would love it if you left a comment below.