Find Your 5
I interviewed renowned psychiatrist Ned Hallowell recently; he specializes in Attention Deficit Disorder and wrote the book Delivered from Distraction.
He agreed that our overscheduled, overstimulated and overwhelmed culture is conditioning us to become more and more ADD.
As achievers we are especially susceptible to this as we usually become victim of our own ambition and enthusiasm.
I think many of us actually thrive on being busy… to our own detriment.
We want to “feel” like we are high in demand and being productive. But many times it is being busy to be busy, so we run out of time to actually do the difficult or scary work needed to really move the needle on our results and goals.
So here is a challenge I continually take on myself that I now offer to you…
Find your 5
- Now look forward and find five things you are committed to that you probably shouldn’t be.
Start identifying those things that are causing you to be busy at the sacrifice of being productive.
Find your five things that you will vow to stop doing. Either delegate or delete
them permanently from your task list.
Make this on ongoing challenge for you—to weed your calendar more and more of the tasks, obligations and commitments you should not be allocating your precious time and creative ability toward… 5 items at a time.
What 5 things are you going to delete. Identify them and share you comments below.