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Eliminate Unnecessary Decisions for Stress Free Creativity

By: jwilder

Too many decision points can cause loss of productivity and unnecessary stress.

The Internet is a convention center of ideas, entertainment, and weird stuff. So fun to wander around looking at it all. But after a few days it gets tiring and overwhelming. And, the convention never goes away, doors always open, 24 hours! Act now!

We are full of ideas. We are told we need to do this and that. Do you even TikTok? How do you even have time to create anything?

The key is to shut it all off and just create. Once you have found what you want to create, then it's time to get in a groove.

Here are a few mental tools that work for me.

  • Schedule time daily to create. If you ask, "should I create?" you have a decision point! When you schedule time, you remove a decision point.
  • Create a schedule for the week for must do activities. This means you don't have to waste time wondering "what do I do today. this or that?" Once you develop a habit of creating, you know what to do. You can build your system. Schedule it into your week so you don't have to think about it anymore. Just do it.
  • Be conscious of over-thinking, or giving time to something that does not matter. Ask yourself: is this really important now? Can I defer this to some future day? Can I schedule this in my system?

Sometimes we stress over decisions that don't even matter. The quicker we realize it the quicker we can get back to creating. First we create. Then we refine. For example, if we're building furniture, it's better to build 10 chairs very quickly, and learn through the process. Then, we can add refinements as we feel necessary.

There are decisions we must make every day. Weed out the ones that aren't necessary. Build a system that reflects your best path through the week. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Eliminate unnecessary decisions.

To your success!

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James Wilder

I write about success principles and practices that help dreamers take action and achieve their goals! I believe that success is for anyone that truly desires it.

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