The importance of a Not-to-Do List

To-Do Lists are common.

If you’re anything like me you probably use a To-Do list every day.

They are effective for prioritizing, having a plan of execution and rewarding yourself by crossing things off that you accomplished.

However, to-do lists can quickly become never-ending and overwhelming. The perfect way to counter that, with a Not-to-Do List.

At its core, a Not-to-Do List has activities you are intentionally going to stop doing for the sake of greater productivity.

As you hone your skills in any field more people want your service but your time allotment remains the same.

For a truly productive person to continue to grow professionally, there is only one way. To periodically decide what you are not going to do.

Focus is the catalyst of productivity.

How many tasks do you have on your to-do list?
How many projects are you working on?

If your answer is anything above the number three, it’s too much.

What sets apart high achievers is not the number of ambitious things they plan to get done, it’s the ability to avoid distractions in order to focus on accomplishing the things that matter.

Michael Hyatt provides a great step by step guide to creating a Not-to-Do List. I’ve already started creating my Not-to-Do List, I challenge you to start yours.

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