Most Things Don’t Matter

What if you started with that assumption that most things in life simply do not matter? It can be shocking, I know, if you are used to attending to every demand, every item and every relationship.

What if you assumed that only a few projects make a real impact?

Or that only a few relationships will bring you happiness or prosperity?

Or many of the items you own are not worth much?

You can increase your capacity for better projects, life-giving relationships and clutter-free living by starting with a simple question, “Does this matter?”

If you can’t find an answer, then the answer is that it does not matter. You can live without this commitment taking up mental space and commitment.

You need your mind to achieve great things. If you are bogged down by all those good things that don’t matter, you block out all that limited inventory and opportunity to attend to the best things that come your way.

You won’t have the bandwidth to see what is possible or take advantage of moving on an opportunity when it comes your way.

We don’t live in a world of scarcity. The deal of the century is always around the corner. The best relationships are there for you every day. It is most effective when you do the work you really want to do and are specially suited for.

When you start thinking in scarcity that you might lose something or are afraid of the consequences of letting go of something that is less than fulfilling, your mind and emotions are trapping you.

Simply take a look and observe what you are doing. Get real with yourself and find out what is really making you hold on so tightly.

It may not feel costly, but you are missing out by doing things that don’t matter. Be wise and excellent. You only have so much of yourself you can give.

What are you holding onto that likely doesn’t matter?

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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