I love lists.
But not all lists.
Most lists are good. But some lists are bad. Here’s my list of bad lists.
That contain too many items and equal cognitive overload.
Especially if you’re not on.
‘If your name’s not down, you’re not getting in’.
Remember when radio DJs were allowed to choose at least some of what they played? It’s now done by computer.
What! Wait a minute, Michael. I thought bucket lists were brilliant?
Yes and No. Bucket Lists can be fun. But on the flip side, they can also take the lister away from the now. Have you ever met a person who is so focused on their bucket list that they forget about the beauty of the now?
Time to pause.
On Sunday evening we celebrated the 3rd Birthday of TEAM17. We had our regular DAY17 session and for the first time we welcomed guests*.
WOW! What a night.
Our subject was, ‘What brilliant people do that average people don’t’.
One that grabbed me from the group discussion was:
‘Brilliant people are comfortable to pause’.
All pauses. Here’s a list:
Pausing before answering a question.
Pausing and taking in the moment.
Pausing to give thanks.
Pausing before making a decision.
Pausing to think deeper.
I’d love to know your thoughts on lists, pausing and anything that may be on your mind after reading this message. You can leave them below.
I’ll send a copy of the new edition of my book 17 : Your Ultimate Guide to a Better, Brilliant You (which was published on Sunday) to our favourite.