Recently I kept thinking about this one difficult interaction I had with another person and that I couldn’t get it out of my mind. After talking to another entrepreneur, he offered up that he tries to be conscious of what things occupy space in his mind. I thought about it for a minute and he’s exactly right.
The mind is an amazing tool to solve problems, innovate, and do great things. Only, there’s a limited amount of space to juggle high priority items. If there’s something that you constantly worry about, but can’t control, it’s occupying space. If there’s something on your mind that needs to get done, but you don’t do, it’s occupying space. As tough as it is, the key is getting the mind to focus on the right things.
The next time your mind starts focusing on something, step back and ask yourself if it’s a worthwhile endeavor. While it can be difficult at times, especially keeping the thought of thinking top-of-mind, optimizing what’s occupying space in your mind will make a serious difference.
What else? What are some other thoughts on things occupying space in your mind?