Monday, May 25, 2015

Don't Break The Chain

I've found another tool to help us "waste time wisely" thanks to our favorite comedian, Jerry Seinfeld.
It's DON'T BREAK THE CHAIN. (Puffy shirt not required.)

The story goes that before the success of his tv show, Seinfeld was a touring comic. One night before he took to the stage, a young comic, Brad Isaac approached him backstage and asked him for some advice.

He said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. To help him do that, every January he would hang a big Year at a Glance calendar on his wall. For every day he wrote, he would then put a giant (gratifying) red X over that day. After a few days, he had a chain of red X's.

His focus then was to keep the chain going....don't break the chain. This little exercise kept him motivated to keep at it.

We think it's a great idea to keep our thoughts on time.

Daily action builds habits so this week we're getting our red markers out to see if this technique can help us "consume less, create more" in our quest to "waste time wisely".

Red X's never looked so good!

Have a great week:-)

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