Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

Getting the peace you want is about two things: knowing what you want to do and then getting it done.

I like to accomplish things, lots of things, too many things, and end up completely overwhelmed – sound familiar?

Before you start working you need to know what it is you want to achieve – you have to be deliberate. But it’s not enough to just know what you want to do, you actually have to act with determination to make it happen.

You need both determination to get things done and you need to be deliberate about what it is you are working so hard to achieve.

Deliberate determination is knowing what you want (deliberate) and having the courage to do it (determination). It is the key to banishing overwhelm. 

I’m a big fan of planning and read a lot of books related to figuring out what to do to be at peace.  I wrote a bunch of posts about how to make it all happen without losing your mind.

How to Use a Planner - Four Keys to Success
Deliberate Determination | Plan

How Use a Planner – 4 Keys to Success

I’m sure you’ve heard how much a planner can help you. But every time you try it goes well for a few weeks and then life intervenes. Before you know it, another year has passed and another planner is sitting on a shelf gathering dust.
There are so many planner systems out there promising you life changing results, that it’s easy to be overwhelmed. I get overwhelmed and I’m an avid and experienced planner. But there are really only four pretty simple keys to using a planner successfully…

What to do when there's just so much to be brave about
Deliberate Determination | Persist

What To Do When There’s Just SO MUCH To Be Brave About

Have you ever noticed that posts like this are usually written with the perspective of hindsight? You are being encouraged by someone who has reached the depths of despair, but they’ve made it through and now it’s SO AWESOME that they persevered? Well, guys, not this one. I am sitting here wondering why on earth everything has to be so hard. Why am I bothering to keep pushing myself to keep trying these new things? I am so done with being brave.

Picture of the Eisenhower Matrix
Deliberate Determination | Plan

What is the Eisenhower Matrix?

Have you ever spent a whole day running from one crisis to the next? At the end of the day did you feel like you had actually accomplished anything or were you just exhausted with nothing to show for it? Did you take care of urgent things all day and never get to the important things? This is what the Eisenhower Matrix is all about solving. Learn how to make the matrix work for you by just adding a couple little things to your to do list each day.