Why You Need a Don’t-Do List

Lots of successful people create to-do lists. They are incredibly helpful. I start every single day with a special index card listing my key focus areas, actions, calls, and tasks for the day. You should too.


What I have discovered is we sometimes need to take inventory of some distractions and bad habits that keep us from being our most productive.

I always been a big believer in asking myself: What do I need to start doing, keep doing, and stop doing?

Many people just keep adding to their day and can’t seem to focus. Figure out what you need to eliminate.

Take a look at your day and examine some beliefs, self-talk, bad habits, distractions, and actions that you no longer want to be a part of your day. The intentional act of writing them down may be a good first step to eliminating them.

I work on many projects. I simply can’t work on each one every day. In order to finish something important I have to force myself to eliminate days that I will not work on certain projects and focus on others. It really does need to be intentional.

Steve Jobs once said, “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”


Kelly Croy • Speaker, Artist and Educator • Invite Kelly to speak at your event!

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