Asking ‘what else can I do’ is a terrible question

Jocelyn K. Glei asks a great question in one of her articles. The question is: “What else.”

The reason this question is great is that it’s not the question you should be asking yourself. Asking ‘what else’ all the time is how we get to 9 hour days 6 days a week.

It’s how we get to checking our email on the weekend and evenings.

It’s how we pull out our phone’s in a moment of boredom in the grocery line.

It’s us always looking at what’s going on around us and asking “What else is happening”.

Stop asking what else and as she says at the end of the article:

  1. Create reasonable task lists
  2. Put white-space on your calendar
  3. Create a don’t do list (this is the best list you can create for your life and work)

Stop asking ‘what else’.

Have an awesome day

Curtis

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