MIND: Particular

Write down what not to pursue in your life.
In other words, make calculated decisions to disregard certain possibilities and when an option shows up, test it against your not-to-pursue list.
It will not only keep you from trouble but also save you lots of thinking time.
Think hard once and then just consult your list instead of having to make up your mind whenever a new door cracks open.
Most doors are not worth entering,
even when the handle seems to turn so effortlessly.

The Art of Thinking Clearly // Rolf Dobelli

MIND: Long-Haul

Practice “zero-based thinking” in every part of your life. Ask yourself continually, “If I were not doing this already, knowing what I now know, would I start doing it again today?” If it is something you would not start again today, knowing what you now know, it is a prime candidate for abandonment or creative procrastination.

Eat That Frog // Brian Tracy