Yes, it’s true. I’m writing a listicle.
Actually, I’m not even doing that. I’ve run out of hours in the day, and I found this in a pile of papers today and even though it’s sort of e-mail forward quality, I’m going to paraphrase it and make it my own.
- Do nothing which requires a cover-up or cover-story.
- Say “No” to projects you don’t have time for. (Read the book Boundaries, or the book Margin.)
- Hang out with people who are not worriers; people who laugh out loud.
- Get enough sleep.
- Pour passion into everything you do.
- Schedule some buffers into your day so you’re not commuting against the clock.
- Realize that your memory, like a hard-drive, can get overloaded. Write some things down, or send yourself reminders.
- Plug in a dedicated 30 minutes of physical movement for each day.
- Relax your standards.
- Keep a spare car key in your wallet.
In typing up this rather uncharacteristic blog post the night before, I am already one step closer to accomplishing #4 and #9.
Anything you would add?