We all have finite amounts of energy. We deal with endless incoming data, urgencies, people, and demands that compel our attention and energy.
If we want to have optimal impact -- in both our personal and professional endeavors -- we are wise to direct our energy and attention toward the BIG stuff and away from the little stuff.
Consider NOT investing effort-energy-time in the following distractors:
- Negative Nellies -- These are the complainers, whiners, victims, problem identifiers.
- Asses -- These are the insulters, the devious, the ill intentioned, the parasites.
- Non-learners -- These are the change resistors, the bureaucrats, the incurious, the purposefully uniformed.
- Myopics -- These are the minutae-driven, the small picture, the narrow minded, the knit-pickers, the non-servants.