Distractions abound in life: detours and delays that fritter away our time and energy, beguiling diversions that dissipate our focus. A “Not to Do” list pulls into awareness the ways we squander the precious moments of our life on the trivial and inconsequential. Given that our time and energy are a limited resource, a not to do list helps us remember that every yes is a no, and we should always put first what is most important, not who or what asked first or loudest.
“What you DON’T do determines what you CAN do.” – Tim Ferriss
“Deciding what NOT to do is as important as deciding what TO do.” – Steve Jobs
“Forget your to-do list and create a to-be list. Subtracting from your list of priorities is as important as adding to it.” – Frank Sonnenberg
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier