Start a to-don’t list

Sticking with the theme from my post last week reminding readers that quitting isn’t inherently bad, Penn’s prolific professor of organizational psychology, Adam Grant, is back again with this article advocating the use of a “to don’t” list.

And if you’re intrigued by the strategy, you might be interested to know that Grant isn’t the only authority who recommends doing less. Stanford professor Jim Collins calls it a “Stop Doing” list. Study skills author Cal Newport calls it under-scheduling. Author Marcus Buckingham says in his book The One Thing You Need to Know that the key to sustained success and happiness is to “Discover what you don’t like doing and stop doing it.” And as the least authoritative of the above, I’ll end with my past post, “Five things to stop doing.”