Friday, January 12, 2018
Today's word is ... SIMPLIFY
Let's be real. Simplify is a toughie for me. I think it would be for any type A personality.
First, it's hard to let go of doing. All. The. Things.
Secondly, it's hard to delegate. Because someone else might not have my vision for the task.
It would mean trusting in someone other than myself.
So yes, simplifying is difficult for me. I view it mainly in terms of clearing the calendar. A journal or planner that has blank pages is an invitation to fill it in sparsely instead of row upon row of boxes to be checked. I must admit I love nothing more than a row of boxes colored in with bright colors proclaiming my productivity!
In 2018, I'm attempting to somewhat simplify my goals with just two objectives: write 500 words a day and walk at least 6,000 steps per day totaling 1,000 miles for the year.
Of course, there are other things I'd like to do; but if I could reach the end of 2018 with those things accomplished, I think I can count the year a success.
This works well with my One Word for 2018 because simplifying my objectives make it easier to press on with my eyes on the task.
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