David Allen’s Step two touches on trashing things. I like to sort my stuff into: do, defer, delegate or ditch. We have already done delegation.
But possibly the hardest decision we will make is to stop doing something – to ditch it. So, I have prepared a worksheet to help you decide whether you should ditch something or not.
Download the worksheet and list all of the things that fell into QIII and QIV in your Time Management Matrix that you would be willing to ditch. Ask yourself:
- What is the risks or potential consequences?
- What is their impact on you or others?
- What is the likelihood?
- What could you do to mitigate the risk?
- Test it.