Do you have a list of things that you’re going to get to some day. Maybe when you turn 30, 40, 50, etc? Perhaps you’ll get to it when you retire, or when the kids are older or out of the house? Are you accumulating things that are not getting used which have the same theme: that you’ll get to them someday?
If we’re brutally honest with ourselves (which we should be) and begin to think about the time commitment each thing on that list or thing in our house will take, we can get a sense of the rate at which we can “get to” and “take care of” these items.
Does it make sense for the rate at which we accumulate such plans, projects, hobbies, and to-dos to outpace the rate at which we get to them? If you’ve found yourself time and time again not getting to something for some reason or another, it may be time to be honest with yourself and understand that you’ll never get to it. If for no other reason than that you will keep making excuses.
Although it can be difficult, this honesty leads to freedom. Even the most efficient and active of go-getters cannot get to everything. Give yourself some freedom and let a few things go.
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