The Not-to-Do List

If you find that you are constantly going from one thing to another while not doing what you really want to do. If everything sets off a steady stream of new and wonderful ideas, and you are so burdened by your own ability to produce tasks that you are left stymied. Then maybe you will be interested in this person’s solution.

A friend of mine, who was already a published writer, was having trouble settling down to write his next book. There were so many things that interested him and so many things he thought about doing that he constantly got distracted and found himself scattered all over the place.

So, he sat himself down and determined to make a list of all the things to do and ideas that were interesting but not relevant to writing his book. He called it his Not-to-Do List. When he would begin to be drawn away by some new and tempting–but not timely–thought, he could add it to his list or just let it pass.

It worked for him and helped him stay focused on what he did want to do. He got the book written. Plus, he had a great list of things to do and ideas to develop.

You too may want to make a Not-to-Do List.  If you do, write and let me know how it worked for you.

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Florence Feldman

Florence Feldman was a single mother and is now a grandmother of four, she was a caregiver for her mother who had dementia, and is a cancer survivor. As a professional organizing consultant for 40-years, she helped others find freedom through organization. When she was 68, she produced an award-winning documentary that offered encouragement to thousands of caregivers. As a speaker, she has delighted audiences by addressing sensitive topics with candor and humor.