Your calendar is virtually airtight, and your to-do list is filled to the brim. Yet, there it is: a new passion project/a new intriguing industry event/an alluring committee invitation — something you know that you simply don’t have the capacity for. But, you’re going to take it on anyways. Why? Because FOMO.
“If you’re not 90 percent sure of doing something, just don’t bother. Don’t worry about it.”
Evaluating how realistic something is forces hard choices when it comes to selecting your priorities. This question will likely result in you turning down multiple things, but also saying ‘yes’ to only the things that you’re really, truly passionate about. And if you end up a little bored as a result, that’s perfectly fine, because “at the edge of boredom is all creativity,” said McKeown.
“It’s about being so selective that you have the space to do the things that are absolutely fabulous, that are amazing, that are break-through experiences.”