Tag: contribute

20 Jul

Fishing for Excuses?

We say there isn’t enough time, that we’re too busy. We say it passes too quickly, and wonder if we’ve done enough for the age we are. But time is a red herring. It distracts us from the real matter at hand. I’m all for SMART goals—goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timebound. (Timebound, after all, comes [...]
04 Jan

Contribute or Complicate?

Chris Brogan wrote a great post on using questions to stay on target. Here’s one I use all the time: Will this (whatever it is) contribute to, or complicate, my goals? Yes, that’s very close to Dr. Phil’s “contribute or contaminate” dichotomy, but I don’t like the implied judgment of that. It’s already too easy for [...]