Often when we have some goal in mind, or something to do, it can become a burden since we are always striving for completion or achievement, as if the end-result is so important. We can try to get everything done at once, and it simply creates a useless burden, which hinders action and creates stress. Don’t be concerned with all that needs to be done and the end result. Within this moment, only the simplest action can take place.
Lao-Tzu puts it better:
"Map difficult through easy, approach great through narrow.
The most difficult things in the world, must be accomplished through the easiest.
The greatest things in the world, must be accomplished through the smallest.
Therefore the Sage never attempts great things, and so accomplishes them.
Quick promises mean little trust.
Everything easy means great difficulty.
Thus for the Sage everything is difficult,
And so in the end, nothing is difficult."