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Choosing a Simpler Life

God never intended for you to make completing a to-do list the purpose of your life.

The fact is, there are many things we think we must do that really are not worth doing. My point is this: You won’t simplify your life by getting an electronic organizer.

Simplifying is really about choices – prioritizing what is important – and then sticking to those choices no matter how tempting it is to add more to your to-do list. In fact, take those tempting activities and put them on a list of things not to do.

You are the only one who can assume responsibility for your time and clarify what’s really important to you.

Now maybe you’re thinking, “But I have to take care of the kids,” or “I have to get this report done by Friday.” I’m not na�ve about the pressures many people feel today, and so those things – your children, your work – are the priorities you keep on your to-do list, and you move other things to the not-to-do list.

—from Rick Warren’s daily devotional

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