At the beginning of the New Year, it’s a good time to think about all those things you want to do. But don’t forget the things that you don’t want to do.

It is time to delete.

A few questions to help you get started….

  • What are the activities that bring you no joy?
  • What are the activities that only add a small percentage of results, but demand a lot of effort on your behalf?
  • What gives you a headache?
  • Which people should you avoid? Which clients should you fire?
  • What has been on your to-do list forever , but never seems to get anywhere?
  • Which things have you repeatedly tried to improve or change, but nothing seems to work?
  • What have you been doing repeatedly in the past that seems inherently pointless?
  • Delete it all.
    Don’t look back. Just do it.

    And don’t worry about “what if?” and “can I?”
    If any of those things have any worth, they will come back to test you again in the future.
    In the meantime, this small moment of deletion will give you more power and motivation to focus on all the good things you actually want to do in 2013 and beyond; the things that do bring you joy and success.

    Delete and get focus.
    Delete and be happy.

    Good luck.
    Happy New Year.

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    About Dan Steer

    Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

    Posted on January 1, 2013, in Self-Effectiveness and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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