Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ideal work week - What NOT to do is as important as the To-Do list

Recently, I blogged about what my 'ideal work week' would look like. One of the comments that came back to me from a friend challenged me to think about what NOT to do for the ideal work week and what did that list look like...Great challenge...So, I sat down and thought about it.

Here is what I came up with:

1) I will NOT worry about things I cannot control

2) I will NOT worry about others who don't take action for themselves

3) I will NOT allow 'Why me' (in terms of opportunities) to keep me from reaching higher

4) I will NOT allow others to plan my time for me.

My NOT to-do items tend to be inwardly focused and based upon worry. In today's economy, worry, can be the ultimate time 'vampire', sucking the energy right out of you. Easier said than done, but CHOOSE to NOT worry about the things outside of your control. I could use a dose of my own medicine on this one.
So, what are the things on your 'NOT to-do' list that you are doing and you need to stop doing to get to the important things?