“You can actually complete a project by dropping it.” – Arianna Huffington
I could try to write a full blown blog post about wasting time but luckily, I don’t have to. I’d rather be efficient and refer to this keynote by Arianna Huffington a couple of years ago that I was lucky enough to attend.
Jump to the 17:53 mark to get to my favorite part of her talk although if you have the time, I found many great nuggets of wisdom throughout.
The only thing I will add personally to her keynote is that there are many people out there telling you do something or use something to help you improve your life (including yours truly).
Try it. But if it doesn’t work for you, shut it down. Find something else that works for you.
Why do you think there are multitudes of successful to-do list applications? Should you use Todoist or Wunderlist or 2Do or ToodleDo or Any.Do or Google Keep or OneNote or Remember the Milk or OmniFocus?
They all can share market space because we all work differently.
As Arianna says, drop things with clarity. If you know it doesn’t work for you, no matter how many people you trust suggest you try it, dump it.
By not continuing to waste your time, you ultimately save time.