2 Reasons You Must Simplify Your Schedule

More. More. More. The wild race to “do more” doesn’t necessarily lead to more happiness and, it turns out, not even to more meaningful results. More accomplishments don’t necessarily mean more fulfillment. More activity doesn’t necessarily lead to more productivity.

It’s not how busy you are that matters most; it’s how effective you are. The goal isn’t to do more; it’s to do the right things. You don’t have to fill every minute of every day to be productive and effective. You must just ensure that your time and energy are invested in the right activities.

1. You’re not Good at Everything

You must simplify your schedule because you’re not good at everything. Some activities, you should stay away from. You help no one (not even yourself) by stubbornly insisting on continuing doing things you’re not designed for.

Focus on your areas of strengths and let others take care of the rest. You don’t have to meddle in everything. Only a few activities “move the needle” for you. There are a few things that only you can do. These should get your time and attention. Seek to outsource or delegate the rest.

2. You Don’t Have Time to Do Everything

Only a few things that matter and these should get your attention. When you spread yourself too thin, you get nothing significant done. Moreover, it’s a waste when you neglect your high-value activities because you’re entangled in trivial ones.

By eliminating the “fluff” from your schedule, you free up time for activities that matter most (and this may include time for leisure and rest). Your time is precious, and you must ensure that you’re investing it in your important activities. And your schedule should allow you time to rest and recreate and connect.

To get more meaningful results, you must simplify your schedule.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.