Having a big dream or vision can be overwhelming at the start, but you only have to water one bucket at a time. Remember: it’s water the bamboo, not drown the bamboo.
For instance, when I set out to write my book, it was a bit overwhelming to think about all of the aspects of writing and publishing. Since I had never written a book before, it was both intimidating and confusing. However, with my wife’s help and plenty of research, I created a plan that broke down the process into manageable chunks. Once I broke things down, the process became less daunting. That is not to say there weren’t challenges, but having a plan broken down into manageable tasks gave me clarity and direction each week.
Questions you should ask when a project or task seems overwhelming:
What's the most important part of the project or task?
What are my strengths with respect to the project or task?
What are my weaknesses, or with what areas will I need help?
Who can help me?
What is a reasonable timeline?
What resources will I need?
What projects are you challenged by that need to be broken down?