There are certain tasks on your to-do list that continue to pop up again and again. In this video, learn how to identify which items need to be evaluated and have the tools to eliminate them.
- Let's be honest with ourselves here. There are some things on that to-do list of yours that will never, ever get done. Nope, not at all. And guess what? That's totally fine. I'm giving you permission to embrace it. I interviewed a woman once whose name is Karen Rizzo. And, no, we're not related, but she wrote a book completely made up of her to-do lists throughout the years. Isn't that so cool? Well, anyway, the same thing kept popping on again and again and again on all of those lists, even on the last page. It was learn Italian. So I asked her, "Karen, did you do it? "Did you ever learn to speak Italian?" And she laughed and said, "No, I was never going to do it. "I finally just crossed it off the list permanently "and stopped feeling so guilty about it." Ah-ha. Has this happened to you? There's something on that list that could be aspirational or something you'd like to do, but it's just not realistic. Here's another good example. Julie Morgenstern is a professional organizer and she wrote the foreword for my book, "Listful Thinking." She told me once that she had tons and tons of cookbooks and had a hard time throwing them out. You see, those cookbooks represented the kind of mother she wanted to be, the one who created delicious home-cooked meals for her daughter. But she wasn't and that's okay. Those cookbooks were holding her back and making her feel guilty. It's the same with those items on your to-do list. Listen to me. You're allowed to cross them off forever. It could be a great job for someone else to do and you should delegate it or maybe you don't even want to do it and it's just weighing you down at this point. If that's the case, you have full permission to cross it off your list and move on with your life. Take notice of what items keep popping up again and again but don't actually get done. Now, you know you can simplify your life by simply crossing them off forever.