Face it, Live with it, Deal with it: You will never get it ALL done. And if you think you have, it’s an illusion. And if it isn’t, there will be more to do tomorrow.
So Relax, Accept it, Flow with it. How? Emboss this truth on the inside of your organizer: “Generally speaking, the first 20% of Task B is usually far, far more important, more impactful than the last 20% of Task A.” Often the last 20% is extreme perfectionism and not that productive. So move on, why don’t you? Most people don’t maximize their potential because they major in minor things. Don’t be most people. Every Yes is really a No; when you choose to do “x” be very aware of what you are also choosing NOT to do.
“In business, perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.” – Mark Cuban, b. 1958, owner, Dallas Mavericks
“You can do anything but not everything. Doing things is not the same as getting things done.” – David Allen, b. 1945, author, ‘Getting Things Done’
“People think focus means say yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means say no to the hundred other good ideas out there. You have to pick carefully.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier