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Find what you should be doing

Find what you should be doing

List all your tasks of importance on a scale from 0-100. Then question or eliminate anything that's under a 90.

When you do tasks below 90, you inevitably have to make a trade-off.


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Being busy isn't an achievement

Just because someone is busier than you doesn't mean that they are more important.

Instead, only do what's essential. Ask yourself what your mission is? What did you come to do? Once you've identified what's essential, you won't fear FOMO. You'll start enjoying JOMO.


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Consider what you're good at

Consider what you're good at

Take the time to explore and figure out the contribution you can make. Then go big in it.

If you don't know what you're good at, use inversion. List all the things you don't like to do. Ask what you're passionate about or what you'd be interested in learning how to do.


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Write a to-do list every day

Write a to-do list every day

What was important yesterday, may not be important today.

Always ask:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?

Without asking those questions, the stuff on your to-do list could be entirely wrong. 


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Protect your ability to prioritise

You have to ignore internal and external voices that want you to prioritise the nonessential.

Not every goal is necessarily worthwhile.  However, serving others is a great and essential task. When we step out to serve somebody else, the non-essential stuff ...


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Admit mistakes. It can be difficult to admit to yourself that you were wrong, but it is an important first step.

Discipline leads to success. You don't become successful, and then you become disciplined. When you become disciplined, success will follow. 


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The busyness trap

The busyness trap

High performing people are highly focused, and that leads to success. That success produces options and opportunities.

But if you are not careful, it can undermine the things that led to success in the first place. You fall into the undisciplined quest for more. Now you’re...


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Work out what you hate doing

List the jobs or tasks that you absolutely loathe. Once you have eliminated these options, your true passion may become more clear.

Ask this question: who do I envy the most due to the work they do? List multiple individuals, then look at the work they do, and try those things. Yo...

Not making lists

Not making lists

If you put something off and then forget to write down that you need to do it later, it’s possible that you could entirely forget about the first task.

If you’re a forgetful person, make a to-do list with all your tasks on it, and only cross them off when they’re 100% completed.

The Measure Of Success

The Measure Of Success

"I'm a recovering perfectionist, so I ask what is the goal and what does 'good enough' look like for each task on my list. Then, I rate the importance of the task on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest. Now, you have a measure of success and an idea of how to achieve ...


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