Mom and Dad have the philosophy that “if you are able to do it yourself, then you should.”
Our yard is pretty big and when we first moved into the house, Dad wasn’t so excited about doing yard work. He tried out a couple of gardeners but they always left something undone. Finally, Dad decided to buy a lawn mower and do it himself. Of course, that meant Mom and I helped out too.
It’s actually not that bad unless a few weeks go by and we don’t have time to take care of the weeds and grass and other stuff. That’s what happened recently. My business had been keeping all of us on the go so much that the yard had to wait longer than normal. Dad started on one side of the back yard and Mom and I picked weeds around the garden box. We both looked at the hundreds of little weeds in between the tiny pebbles and didn’t like the thought of picking all of them. It was a HUGE job but if we didn’t do it, the weeds would just keep growing and the job would be worse later on.
Mom said, “just start with one weed at a time and don’t look at the whole garden.” Before I knew it, I had a large square area with no weeds. The job that I thought was impossible ended up not being that bad.
I’m not saying doing the whole garden area wasn’t hard because it did take us quite awhile to finish everything. But sometime not looking at the big picture, makes the job a lot easier.
It’s the same with anything in life that seems to big to handle. It could be homework, chores around the house, yard work, or even business related stuff. Just start with one weed at a time and work from there. Pretty soon, you’ll see that you accomplished more than you thought you could and it wasn’t that bad.