Last week I caught up with a friend and we discussed what we have been up too. As part of the discussion we also talked about what we are not doing…. Strange you may say, but it can be the hardest part for a go getter like myself to actually say “no” to good projects. As Jim Collins has said “Good is the enemy of great”.
In our conversation we both talked about the things that we have not got to yet, mostly because we were doing good things (not necessary great things). Though it is true, if you want something done, then give it to someone that is busy. It is also true that if you are the busy person, then you need to ensure that you focus is on the activities that get you where you want to go.
Why is focus so important? If you live your life with a mission and I encourage you to, then you need to ensure that your daily activities head in the direction of your mission. Else you will find yourself without the time to do what is really important to you.
- What are you doing in your life that is good, but not great?
- What are the things that you have not got to, but are important in your life?
- How can you re-organise your schedule to drop out one good task and replace it with one great one?