Sunday, June 5, 2016

Your First Step to Removing Unforced Errors in Your Life

This is my 4th day in a row working on my commitment to remove unforced errors in my life.  These are mistakes you make that you have control over.  Forced errors, like missing a shot in tennis because your opponent overwhelmed you and forced you to lose the point, aren't part of the story since these are mistakes you can't control.  I'm referring to mistakes in life you can prevent if you plan properly and pay attention.

The first step to removing unforced errors in your life is to identify them.  I recommend charting them (writing them down).  Look for patterns.  Are you making mistakes because you're trying to multi-task without focusing on one thing at a time?  Are you allowing your mind to wander?  Did you reach for an unhealthy snack because you weren't thinking about that commitment you made in January to eat healthy?  Did you forget to go to bed early enough in order to get a full eight hours of sleep?  Lack of sleep may cause loss of concentration and lead to more unforced errors.

Imagine how much better the quality of your life will be when you reduce the number of unforced errors you commit daily.  Your stress levels will decrease.  Your productivity will increase.  Keep charting for 30 days and keep practicing.  You can do this.  Have a great day.

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