I’m talking about my office.
For the longest time I’ve had a vision for my office space. Since summer of last year in fact. And this last weekend we finally rearranged the office and finished setting it up.
If you’ve seen my office, you might be thinking “wait a second, isn’t it already set up?” And you’d be right. But you’d also be wrong.
The Grand Scheme
No, I’m not talking about the grand scheme of things. I’m talking about MY grand scheme for my office.
This vision has lived in my head for so long, but last summer we ran into roadblock after roadblock. My mother-in-law passed away, my brother-in-law was in the hospital for 3 months, my horse got sick, I had surgery, my dog had emergency amputation surgery, and my husband had emergency surgery as well. It was an insane summer! I barely felt I could crawl along at the end of it.
I knew I eventually wanted the office set up perfectly, but I also knew I didn’t have the capacity for it at the time.
Necessity and Capacity
Wherever you’re at, always look at necessity vs. capacity and make the small movements you need to so that you have the momentum going when you’re less overwhelmed.
Last summer we moved my office. All the necessary, functional aspects of the office were moved upstairs to the office room; desk, computer, and some of the decorations I wanted. We made it functional at a basic level, even if it wasn’t what I ultimately wanted.
Now that things have calmed down, we’ve finally managed to finish the design of the office like I wanted and it’s gorgeous (check out the video of it here) ! It encourages me to work and it’s a great video backdrop.
The Point of All This…
Is to encourage you!
Big projects are, well… Big! And we often don’t have the capacity to take it on in full. So let me encourage you: find some way to make a small step toward that bigger goal. Never stop moving toward it, no matter how slowly you’re going.
I can tell you that if we hadn’t taken action, we never would have gotten the office to where it is now. We took small steps, one at a time, slowly moving toward the goal until we had the capacity to run for it, because done is better than perfect.
Obviously you want high quality work, but keep in mind that done goes farther than perfect nearly every time!
About the Author: Stephanie Scheller is a TED speaker, a two-time best-selling author and the founder of Grow Disrupt. In just under a decade, Stephanie has been behind the scenes with more than 5,000 small businesses. She has worked in groups and one-on-one to create total business transformation & help business owners live the life they got into business to create!