…is standing in the way of what you should do.
As your life gets more complicated and the world gets smaller, there are so many things you could do with your time, resources and energy.
That wasn’t always true. In a pre-wired world, our personal universe was smaller and many of us longed for opportunities. You only got news when you bought a newspaper or turned on a tv (and even then, what you saw had been pre-narrowed for you). You only really learned when you had a book or took a course or got out into another forum. It was far more difficult to start something, whether that was a writing project (who would publish you?) or a not-for-profit or a business. But now you can start almost anything anytime you want. It’s just easy.
There is so much you could do.
But there are only a few things you should do.
What you could do will always compete with what you should do, until you figure out what you should be doing. And that will help refocus and eliminate all the coulds until you focus 90% of your time on the handful of shoulds that will become your life. (You can leave the 10% for fun and experimentation with what could be.)
I’ve had to spend a lot of time over the last few years figuring out what the best use of my time is because the possibilities keep multiplying. What I could do seems to keep growing for me as it does for you too. It’s just the nature of world we live in. But the more you realize that could doesn’t mean should, the more you will discover what your true mission in life is. In fact, you may finally find your sweet spot.
What you could do is always standing in the way of what you should do.
What should you being doing today? Eliminate a few more things you could be doing and you might find out.