Do Less…

I like this piece in Slate on keeping your resolutions by doing less, but doing those fewer things better. I agree wholeheartedly. When I think about the (many) times I have failed professionally and personally, it is usually because I was spread too thin and did not focus enough on the important thing at hand.

Think about it: focus and determination are key to accomplishing your goals, and you literally can’t focus on everything all at once. I think this article is talking about the things that I think about a lot: how to simplify, prioritize, focus, avoid panic, set intentions, plan. It’s about not spreading yourself too thin (keeping it thick?).

Anyway, it led me to realize that a small number of really tangible resolutions is enough. Last year, I had a lot of “dreams” that were not realized, but I did make sure that I ended the year in a better place than where I started it: working at a job i like, not crying every day before I got on the train, well-rested, exercising, eating well, seeing friends. All those good things will continue into 2013.

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