Sometimes, you should learn to drop the ball. This doesn’t often mean “quitting”, but rather, it means doing less to achieve more. Sometimes, instead of focusing on doing it all, try to focus on what truly matters to you, and learn to let go of the rest.
Try to identify your priorities. Take yourself off any professional and personal commitment that isn’t necessary or important to your personal growth or the growth of your business. Assign to others any task that’s important but not worth your time.
For tasks that aren’t urgent but you really need to do, schedule them for a time when you’ll be available. And finally, do immediately or as soon as possible the tasks that are important and urgent to you.
Ask yourself, “What are the 20 percent of tasks or activities that are producing 80 percent or more results for me or my business?” Then further ask yourself, “What are the 20 percent of tasks or activities that are producing 80 percent or more of the pain, negative energy, worries, or headache?”
Then, choose to do the tasks or activities that produce more results and less negative energy.
Learn to drop the ball. Sometimes, doing less can help you achieve more.