Your NOT-to-do List

We’re all familiar with to-do lists. But have you ever created a NOT-to-do list?

This is something I did recently.

My NOT-to-do list is a list of things I do but no longer WANT to do.

These are things that no longer serve me and do more harm than good.

But while I recognize that these things aren’t good, I haven’t made a conscious decision to stop.

Writing down this NOT-to-do list was cathartic. It also helped me identify other things to add to my list.

My NOT to-do List

For example, my NOT to-do list includes:

  1. Not working on weekends
  2. Not accepting less-than-great clients just to hit revenue goals
  3. Not comparing myself to others, especially my peers
  4. Not setting goals based on what others are doing
  5. Not believing that my biggest value is my time
  6. Not putting myself last
  7. Not feeling guilty when I don’t respond quickly to emails.

This list has given me clarity about what I need to work on.

What’s on Your NOT-to-do list?

I invite you to create your own not to-do list.

It may help you identify good things you want to keep doing. And identify things you need to stop because they’re not serving you.


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