How Do You Get It All Done?

Well, the answer is quite simple.

You cannot get it all done.

You have a ton of different things on your list. You are starting something new regularly. Your work places demands on you. Your loved ones are pulling at you. Then you have your own list of projects, action items and personal development goals.

You cannot do it all!

So don’t.

Decide you are going to do less. Decide you are going to drop the good for the great. Decide you are going to do what is really needed.

Two questions for you:

1) What are you telling yourself you need to do that you really don’t need to do?

2) What are you letting others tell you that you need to do that you really don’t need to do?

In reality, there are some things you need to drop. There are projects that need to be deleted from your list. There are some meetings you really do not need to attend.

What is really essential?

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  1. Holly

    I love the second question you ask because it’s often those things that are least important.

    The theme in our house the last year has been – everything takes longer than we think – and it’s frustrating. Recently we’ve begun saying that we overestimate what we can do in a year and underestimate what we can do in 10 years. If I look at where I am today versus where I thought I would be 4 years ago, things don’t look so bad. 🙂

    August 28, 2016
    • adamsuter

      Yes, Holly, for sure. It is crazy to think back 4 years ago and see where we are now. Just imagine what 2020 will bring!

      And some of those voices we listen to are well meaning. We just cannot do it all. We have to be intentional with what we say yes too.

      August 29, 2016