If you know you can’t do a good job, don’t take it on. If it’s going to distract you from doing work that really matters, don’t do it.
If you’d be unhappy to see it printed in the paper, reconsider.
If it creates a habit that hurts you in the long run, don’t start.
If it doesn’t move you towards what really matters, walk away.
‘Urgent’ seems really important at the time, and it causes us to say ‘yes’ to things that we would be best to say ‘no’ to. How often have you been ‘flat out busy’ yet felt like you achieved nothing?
Don’t fool yourself with the urgent/important matrix; if it’s urgent it’s probably because you neglected the important.
Passion is killed by saying ‘yes’ to the unimportant because it fills our lives with things that don’t move us forward.
Happiness is found in progress, and progress is created when we are conscious of what we say ‘yes’ to and what we say ‘no’ to.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.