For me, the quote had a few different meanings and applications. It meant that one should simplify one's goals and path toward reaching them to avoid becoming scattered and frazzled. Set a goal, whether it is to get that promotion, stop smoking, ask out that girl you've been after, etc. Then work at it until you've accomplished it. If you can focus on it, it will help to motivate you to get it done. Then, move on to the next goal. If you try to pile on too many at once, chances are you won't accomplish any of them and the stress of failure and overexertion will drag you down. Of course, it being the beggining of the new year, New Year's resolutions came to mind in relation to the quote. But making your resolution that much more difficult to tackle.
Focusing on one item before moving on to the next ca apply to the truck world as well. Chances are all of us have a few projects either lying around being worked on, or in our heads waiting to be fulfilled. For example, while it would be cool to completely tear down your truck for a complete rebuild, and with some this maybe the only option, you can make a goal of something as simple as getting before moving on to the next gives you a chance to focus your energy and funds until you have gotten the truck to a stage you are satisfiedwith. Trying to tackle too many projects at once will add to your stress level, lack of floor space and the chances of one or all of them going dormant is much higher. (Ahem, Mike A!) Sure, a lot of us have truck ADD and wrench on our trucks until something else that's cool or cheap comes along and catches our eye, but the satisfaction of completing something and moving on to the next project while enjoying your current truck is always better. Having finished my truck for the most part (some tinkering will always occur.), I have been working on Project Greystone, my daily-driven crew cab Silverado that has been seen in a few tech articles recently. A large portion of the customizing has already been completed so far. (At least until it is paid off and then the rockers will most likely see the ground!) That being said, I am about to drive into a full fresh project build that you will soon be reading about thanks to the guys over at Status in Rockwall, Texas. Of course, there is also still a little old body-dropped Ranger sitting at my parents' house, but that got bumped lower on the list of whatever's next!
- Jason Mulligan (Street Trucks Magazine)
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