When I was in 8th grade I decided that I was going to journal every day for a year. I had a stack of unfinished journals from various points in my childhood;
Overcommitting. Overwhelming. Overstimulating. There are a lot of words to describe our tendency to go overboard. When it comes to being effective in our work, relationships, and life, it is evident that the key to success is doing less with greater impact.
Your blogroll is miles long. You can’t remember the last time you made it through your entire Instagram feed. And let’s not even get started on all of the yet to be listened to podcasts, newsletters sitting in your inbox, and articles you’ve bookmarked in the hopes of reading later.
There is a lot to be said for discipline. I am a huge proponent of figuring out your priorities and having the discipline to make decisions in accordance with them, which really comes down to placing your mind over matter.
“Do you want to go and hear Laverne Cox speak tomorrow night?” my friend asked. Laverne Cox is an actress, best known for her role on Orange Is the New Black, and an advocate for the LGBT community.