Constructing a “Don’t Do” List

So I’m doing my traditional New Year’s assessment—seeing what got done last year and thinking about what needs to happen in 2020—and I had a thought.

Maybe the most important thing is not what I put on my “to do” list but what I leave off.

Because, it’s obvious; I can’t get ALL these things done.

And trying will make me both frustrated and less effective—because, sometimes, good things push out best things.

So I sit here, pencil in hand, deciding what not to do.

This is going to take a while.

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