Most people think about what they want to do, but most people neglect to think about what they are determined to avoid.
How Most People Think
The majority of people think in terms of adding to what they are already doing.
The problem with this is that it often results in becoming overwhelmed because things keep being added, but nothing ever gets taken away.
In the majority of cases for the majority of people, their thoughts and actions revolve around making money.
Making Money Isn't That Hard
You read that headline correctly - Making money isn't that hard. If you are willing to sacrifice your health, neglect your family, and travel at the whim of other people you can probably generate quite a bit of money.
The problem is that most people don't think about the things they won't do in their efforts to earn a living.
When you create this list, it can change your life.
The reason for this is that it will frame the way you make life and career decisions.
The Ten Will Not's
To make this exercise work, take out a pen and paper.
Next create a number outline from 1 to 10.
After that, write one thing that you won't do next to each of the numbers.
My list of 10 is below ...
The primary ideas that shaped my list were:
Working with quality people
Continually growing and doing high-value work
Investing my time according to my goals
When you are assembling your list, I highly recommend that you start from 2-3 primary ideas and construct a list of the Ten Things you won't do, then use them to evaluate your life and career decisions.