Has something in your life built up a feeling of resentment, isn’t working or just plain onerous. Well it’s time to take stock and reassess…..is there a better way?
We’ve all familiar with creating a to-do list to increase our productivity. Another list which can jumpstart our productivity is the not-do list – things we shouldn’t do. By being conscious of what to avoid, it’ll automatically channel our energy into things that we want to do. Doing both hand in hand will maximize our performance. – Lifehack
What you stop doing is just as important as…..what you start and continue to do.
The Stop Doing list is a must to integrate regularly into the year for the 3 key areas in life- work/mission/business, family and self.
It allows you more space to keep up with life and the world as it perpetually changes. A time to really clarify what has the most meaning.
There are 3 honest questions you need to ask yourself when doing this process:
- What are you deeply passionate about?
- What are you are genetically encoded for — what activities do you feel just “made to do”?
- What makes economic sense — what can you make a living at?
Think of the three questions as a personal guidance mechanism. As you navigate the twists and turns of a chaotic world, it acts like a compass.
Am I on target? Do I need to adjust left, up, down, right? If you make an inventory of your activities today, what percentage of your time falls outside the three questions? If it is more than 50%, then the stop doing list might be your most important tool.
Those fortunate enough to find or create a practical intersection of the three questions have the basis for a great work life.
Making your life a creative work of art. A great piece of art is composed not just of what is in the final piece, but equally important, what is not. It is the discipline to discard what does not fit — to cut out what might have already cost days or even years of effort — that distinguishes the truly exceptional artist and marks the ideal piece of work, be it a novel, a painting, a company or, most important of all, a life.
So if you answer no to all 3 questions. Just stop, let it go and walk away. Now you will have more room to add something to your life that you love, that works and makes economic sense. Below is an example to help you get started.
So regain your true strength, self-respect and self-love today. What are you going to stop doing today, this week, this year?
Now you can get back more of what you love into your space.
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