I just finished reading a blog post by Everett Bogue titled, 13 Hidden Timesucks You Can Eliminate to Focus On The Essential. I couldn’t help but relate this to what had been brewing in my head recently…
In today’s digital age, we have more balls in the air than we can conceivably handle. Most of the stress that we deal with comes from dropping the ball in some area of our life. Why does this happen?
It happens because we try to do too much. I’m a firm believer that you can do anything, but you can’t do everything. The people that realize and live by this tend to become the ones that everyone else looks too.
And yet, some people seem to have some sort of, “secret” that keeps them ahead of the curve. While being ahead of the curve is admirable, I tend to gravitate toward people that are doing good at the same time. These people see to have a vibrant energy beyond what their less charitable counter-parts possess.
I don’t believe that their “secret to success,” if you want to call it that, is truly a secret. I’ve been following those I admire for awhile, and believe I can summarize the secret in a minimalist fashion:
Get clear, then focus, then persevere.
This simple mantra can take you anywhere.
First you work smart, then you work hard. It doesn’t matter how intelligent you are. There are many reasons why intelligent people fail (check out the link for a great list of reasons). No my friends, to win, you must adopt at least a few minimalist practices…