The more successful I am, the more I simplify and focus.
I can trace back to the times when I haven’t been as successful, and during those times I’m typically more rushed, have bitten off more than I can chew, and generally feel like I never have enough time to get things done.
Conversely, when I achieve the most, I find I have more free time on my schedule, less priorities, and feel in control of my time.
Most people’s perception is that if you’re successful, you’re busy. And when you’re very successful, you’re INSANELY busy. And when I was younger, I believed that, too.
That has not been my experience at all. And it’s why I work hard to make sure I’m spending time on things that help me move my Purpose forward. My Purpose is to have an out-sized, positive impact on the world, and I look at that through three lenses: family, work, and doing good.
If I find I’m spending time on things that don’t move one of those areas forward, then I work hard to remove it as a commitment.