Less is more

I’m already tired of everyone telling me what to do!

We’ve just started the new year and already I’m being bombarded with emails, blogs, mail and TV segments all telling me how to eat, exercise and achieve my goals.  I’m exhausted!

Last year I made it a point to try and capture every creative thought that I had.  I would wake up in the middle of the night on many occasions and jot down thoughts that were bouncing around in my head as I tried to go to sleep. I kept a pad and paper with me at all times.  I did capture some cool stuff, but what I learned is that with all my effort in trying to “get more”, I neglected the time that it would take to begin to develop any of the thoughts.  I successfully spent a year accumulating a storehouse of potential…that isn’t worth anything at the moment.

So here is what I’m thinking…I’m going to do less this year!  I’m going to try to accomplish fewer goals and do fewer projects, but the ones that I do invest in…I’m going to do really well.  I’ve committed to only 3 goals this year.  I’ll share my first goal here…

Stay Present.  Easy enough you might say…but try it…

  • How many times have you been in a meeting or speaking with someone and all the while they are checking their phone, texting or doing something else?  They are not present with you.
  • How many times have you been driving your car and worrying about anything!  Traffic, being late, what you’re going to do or say when you get to your destination, thinking about past events or conversations… You are not present…
  • How many times do you worry about the future?  Have you ever experienced stress?  Stress is nothing more than your pre-occupation with an imagined future event!

So, by staying present…you must take what life brings you…

You don’t judge it as good or bad…you just “go with the flow” as they say.

Think about it…the present moment is the only place where we can do anything anyway…so why allow your mind to take you anyplace else!

Like I told some coaching clients last year, “It’s not so much as what you do…it’s more important who you are…when you’re doing what you do.”

Bring all of you to all that you do.  Even if you are doing less…you’ll find you’ll be accomplishing more.

Let me know how this works for you!

 

 

 

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