“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away. And know when to run.” – Kenny Rodgers
The more things I quit, the better life becomes.
I’ve learned the secret is figuring out what to quit and where to DOUBLE DOWN.
Here are the 3 best things I ever QUIT:
- “To Do Lists”
Want to talk about a TV series or the news?
I am not your person.
The non-stop barrage of violence, scandals, and bias news kills my positive vibe.
I’ve cut the TV cord.
Call it purposeful ignorance.
Golf and I were in a bad marriage.
Our problems were beyond counseling.
I would spend hours on the links, shoot my weight, and come home frustrated.
As that Andrea Bochelli’s song goes, it was “Time to say goodbye…”
QUITTING golf was liberating.
No more searching for my drive in the woods.
No more watching grown men walk around in plaid pants.
This gives me time to concentrate on more important things – like being choked unconscious on a sweaty jiu jitsu mat.
“TO DO” Lists
I used to write out daily “To Do” lists.
I’d spend the day running around, crossing items off my list.
A false sense of accomplishment would surround me like one of those cheap Today’s Man suits I wore after graduating college.
I was busy, but far from relevant.
I learned focusing on my “Not To Do” list was way more productive.
Steve Jobs said, “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.”
Knowing what NOT to spend your time on is liberating.
Think about your priorities.
What are you willing to quit to make those priorities a reality?
That’s the question.
Answer that and everything else becomes much easier.
– Joe Ciccarone
(The article was originally published in March 2015 on http://www.JoeCiccarone.com)