Today, personal productivity is the new dieting. Like food and those tasty desserts, the average professional, student or young person now have more things screaming for our attention. The bad part, most of those are really good stuffs we need and we would like to do. Problem, we can’t do everything so we have to choose.
But as the wise Elizabeth Gilbert points out in the short video clip below, it’s not just saying no in general or declining what we don’t find interesting. It’s saying no to things we actually want to do.
So our best way out, and not following the traditional advice to create ‘To do Lists’,is to consider turning that advice on its head and make a to-not-do list instead.
Tim Ferriss gives examples of some things on the “To-Not-Do” list on his 4hourworkweek blog