A quote from a TV show I am just now watching …
"To really be efficient, you have to cut out what doesn't work."
Last week we started pruning our apple tree (which required the purchase of a chain saw – YES! Been wanting to do that for three years!) This tree was quite overdue – last fall it produced a zillion small, bite-sized apples. I knew then that the poor tree was over-extended. It had way too many brances trying to produce. So last weekend we gave it a massive hair cut. We took out almost half it's growth … leaving some main branches in the front that we could reach from the ground. At the time, I was wondering about my own life. I recently made some drastic cuts in my schedule. And, while it hurt at the time, I also simultaeously felt relief. It needed to be done. And, I believe my efforts in the areas I kept will now be more distilled and overall, better.
What do you need to cut out that isn't working, or that is keeping you spread too thin?