Several years ago I purchased a book titled Never Check Email in the Morning and Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work by Julie Morgenstern, primarily because I was intrigued by the title. The book sat on my bookshelf for years. I never got around to reading it but the idea of not immediately checking email after arriving at work remained in the back of my mind. Sounds cool, right?
This is the time of year where people often make resolutions, set goals, vow to become a better person in any number of ways – either personally or professionally. I’m no different. I’ve made my fair share of resolutions over the years, predominantly personal (lose weight, change apartments, drink more water,etc.) I have a few of those this year too, but I’m determined to make some real strides in my professional life in 2016.
I’ve been listening to Shonda Rhimes’ book, Year of Yes, via Audible and one of the things she said really stood out to me – Deciding is not Doing. One short sentence. Four simple words. Infinite possibilities. Deciding is not Doing.