Eliminate These Four Things From Your Life

June 21, 2013
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I think the problem with this generation won’t be not learning enough but not knowing how to learn. And the solution to many issues we face is not more knowledge but rather just applying more the knowledge we already have. This is why we are attracted to simplicity. So today, I want to suggest four things that you need to completely eliminate from your life:

1. Multitasking. No matter how talented you are, it is impossible to do two things at once and be good at both. This applies to both genders. This fact has been continuously proven. Eliminate multi-tasking from your life, and start focusing on one thing at a time. Do one thing at a time and do it excellently.

2. Extracurricular Activities. Look at the list of things that you are currently involved in. Do a very honest inventory. Are the things you are involved in, really equipping you to do more of what you are already good at? Or are you involved in those things, simply to fill up time? Start by saying no to some good things, and say yes to the really great things.

3. Your Phone. At least periodically. Look people in the eye when you speak to them. Do a digital detox. Leave your phone unattended for an hour or so. Learn to be fully present, in every conversation.

4. Distractions. Turn off all of your push notifications. Check email and social media when you want to – not when it wants you to. Create time blocks for when you are focused on your work. I promise, the internet will still be there when you get back. Missing out on what your friend had for lunch won’t change your life.

Jesus ultimately paid a heavy price for our life, so that we can make a great investment with our life.

You have one life to live, now go make it count.

Question: What else would you add to the above list to eliminate from your life? 

Bogdan Kipko

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Founder & Pastor of Forward Church In Irvine, CA & host of the Fuel For Life Podcast which is listened to in 50 states & 118 countries. Join the FFL nation!