You can't do everything. There simply aren't enough hours in a day. Instead, ask yourself, "What am I willing to give up in order to gain more hours for the things that really matter?
~ Harold Taylor
Does 'busy' rule your world and make you feel overwhelmed?
Does your list of commitments and tasks and action items grow exponentially day after day?
Do you wonder if there's ever going to be an end to all of the endless stuff to do? (short of quitting your job and moving south to some small island in the middle of nowhere so you can forget about everything, and setting up a margarita bar, surrounded by hunky dark-tanned beach boys every day, all day long ... oh wait. Uhm. That's my fantasy. Sorry about that.)
Sigh ... oh yeah ... uh, back to business.
This is no way to face every day - burdened by a barrage of To-Do items that never, ever ... EVER seem to get done.
It's time to get real about the reality of your To-Do list. What you really need to do is (here comes the big point of this Quick Tip, so pay close attention) decide once and for all what you're not going to do.
That's right ... NOT. GOING. TO. DO.
Figure out the stuff you're realistically never gonna get done, nor will you ever have enough time to get them done - then get them off of your list once and for all.
Be ruthless, callous, merciless, pitiless, and dare I say ... barbarous? (Don't you just love a good thesaurus?)
You cannot do everything. With so much stuff to do, the trick is to eliminate those of lesser importance so that the really important things can get done.
That's a smarter way to do a To-Do list.
Start cutting that list down today. You'll feel lighter and you'll see the important stuff clearer. Plus, you'll be so motivated to get at that list, you may just get it done after all.
Now, get on with your day!
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