Tip of the Week
Insurance Against Mediocrity
The Ignore List
it: Like the traditional “to-do” list,
this is a commitment you make to yourself, however unlike the to-do list, these are the things you
commit not "to-do."
it’s Important: Chronic to-dos present a challenge to your conscious and
Distractions are everywhere, the TV, Facebook, email, cookies, insensitive drivers, messy rooms,
things are the reason your to-do list was created and why it remains un-done.
The Tip: Pick a time of day that you are least distracted by
pick 1 thing that you commit to ignoring consistently during that time of day. Do
this for 1 week and obey the small step rule.
The Benefit: You’ll be amazed how many times the small thing you're ignoring creeps up to
distract you. You’ll be amazed by the things you’re able to accomplish just by honoring your commitment to
ignore this one small thing.
Integrity in keeping the promise made to yourself. BTW- promises to yourself
are the most important promises, so congratulations!
Ability to accomplish many things without a great deal of effort to
Importance of creating space in your mind and day so that you enable yourself to move
Opportunities to clear that to-do list are easier than you thought as long as you obey
the small step rule.
Benefit! Chances are good that the distraction you chose to ignore was easier to ignore than you
thought – AND – you may be able to ZAP! that distraction once
and for all.
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