Work On Improving One Act
There was an illuminating article in the NY Times on April 2nd entitled Tighten Your Belt, Strengthen Your Mind. It looks at the results from a research study on the use of willpower. In short, the study found that willpower is not unlimited. Use it in one area and your willpower is depleted when you choose to use it for another task requiring restraint.
Based on the study, their recommendations included using your willpower on one key area at a time, and once you achieve success with restraint in that area, work on another area.
What about your circus? Where is willpower needed to add, change or delete an act in your lineup? If you're trying to change too much at one time, you may feel like you're juggling elephants again. Read the article for more great insights into willpower.