The wisdom of life consists in elimination of non-essentials

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang

This famous quote by Lin Yutang represent the wisdom of life. We have so many unnecessary things in your to-do-list that we feel overwhelmed. As a result we fail do to even necessary things.

I use this quote in next way. I have yearly planner where I write all to-do thoughts. If I didn’t do anything about that particular idea than I cross it and move one. I do it after 72 hours (the rule of 3 days). If I didn’t do anything to fulfill my idea in 72 hours than 99% chances that I won’t do it in future.

How do you filter necessary tasks from unnecessary?

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