Make it Happen Overload


Each Monday we put up a Make it Happen post and do what we can to help motivate and kickstart everyone into having a fantastic week….on and off the Bike.  But what do you do when you’re experiencing Make it Happen Overload?

I’m not saying I’m always on top of things, but I’m the kind of person who must always get things done.  When I have a list of tasks or things needing attention, I can’t rest until they’ve been completed.  This attitude applies to pretty much all areas of my life…including my cycling.

On the bike, I sort of have a backwards approach to common training methods.  I like to get my big rides and miles in earlier in the week instead of building up to an epic weekend ride.  It’s just part of my Do it Now way of thinking.

Off the bike, it’s the same story.  Sure I can procrastinate with the best of them, but most of the time my mind does not rest until things have been completed.

Right now, I’m experiencing a huge case of Make it Happen Overload.  I have a list of things that need to be done, or at least started, but because they aren’t totally within my decision-making power….I can’t move forward.  It’s driving me nuts.

Remember, I live in the Caribbean….a place notorious for things moving slow, so this sort of thing happens quite regularly over here.

Oh, and being very impatient plays a big part in all of this as well.  The Queen lyrics of “I want it all, I want it all, I want it all….and I want it now” seem like a very appropriate theme to my way of life.

So as I find myself basking in an ocean of Make it Happen Overload, I’m reminded by those beautiful words to just ease up and let things fall into place like they are meant to happen.  Wise advice, and my Make it Happen mind is trying hard to process these words, and put them into action.

How about you?  Are you a Make it Happen Maniac like I am?  How do you keep it all rolling along without driving yourself insane?

Happy Make it Happen Monday.

Enjoy Your Ride

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