Busy and lazy

When I’m lazy, I get busy–my schedule fills up indiscriminately. When I’m busy, I know I’ve been lazy.

A mentor advised that “you have to continually fight off those predators that are trying to eat time away from your calendar.” A woman in Choosing Simplicity said that she wrote “NO” on the top of every week’s listing in her agenda so that she’d think hard before accepting something to do that day.

One technique recommended by author Jim Collins for simplifying your schedule is to create a “stop doing” list.

One year ago I wrote that to be innovative, it’s sometimes more important what you don’t do than what you do. That extends even to removing things that no longer are working.

You have to make room for good things to happen to you.