Do What Needs to be Done
Not What Doesn't
My dad's philosophy on time management can be summed up by the saying:
Do what needs to be done.
I have thought this out and it makes sense. I have expanded on it somewhat by adding:
Do what needs to be done and do not do what doesn't need to be done.
Do that and your life will become simple.
I like that. It makes sense.
Your goal, or quest, of more time for yourself, will be severely restricted when you are busy and exhausted doing what does not need to be done.
This simple idea is where so many people go so wrong. You are so busy, so exhausted, so spent from doing what does not need to be done, that you have no energy to do what does need to be done.
I see this constantly.
People are busy running around chaotically doing all kinds of things that do not matter. They may think that they matter,but in reality, they do not.
Is it really that important to go to every event?
Is it really that important to watch every minute of your favorite shows to the point you need DVRs?
Is is really that important to have a spotless house?
Is it really that important to fill in every line?
Is it really that important to watch every second of the game?
Is it really that important to do half the things you are doing?
Or could you just as easily step away from that?
Could you stop doing half of what you are doing and gain an enormous amount of free time. Free time to do the things you want to do?
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