It’s called: Your Ignore List
Most of us have created a “To Do” List. Or a variation called “The Done” List. Other leaders have created a “Focus” List, which identifies the top 3 things that they want to focus on.
Consider creating a whole new kind of list – “Your Ignore List.”
Peter Bregman writes that you need to have 2 lists.
List 1: Your Focus List. This list addresses the following questions:
• What are you trying to achieve?
• What makes you happy?
• What’s important to you?
Most people with List 1. But List 2 is just as important.
List 2: Your Ignore List (the distractions) This list addresses the following questions:
• What are you willing not to achieve?
• What doesn’t make you happy?
• What’s not important to you?
• What gets in the way?