Life is too short to ignore that which brings us joy. We deserve to engage with our hearts within the context of our lives. This core belief points directly to the value of a simple list.
A list means the path is opening before our eyes. The words that come to us immediately, fleetingly, are enough. Deeply insightful opportunities await. An array of ideas, from which we can choose.
Elegant by way of its simplicity, a list means our best is always good enough. A simple list affirms that we already carry the knowledge we need to move our soul’s purpose forward in the present.
Here are 23 ways that I bring consciousness to the art of simple listing to:
- Focus attention for manifestation
- Brainstorm anything
- Yield a set of finite results
- Explore a thematic approach
- Establish the realm of possibility
- Narrow a range of options
- Reinforce positive potential outcomes
- Function as a checksheet
- Identify problems or pain points
- Track work flow by process and team member
- Keep myself in “Choice”
- Explore potential solutions to a problem
- See fears and blocks
- Affirm positive beliefs about self or situations
- Identify next steps or options
- Render big ideas more manageable
- Know what is sufficient
- Exhaust a topic
- Examine probable scenarios
- Consider the road less traveled
- Establish group mind for collaboration
- Yield unforseen insights for individuals
- Move forward with ease and clarity
A simple list, once created, can be:
- Checked off
- Circled “best of”
- Step by Step
One I have a simple list, I use it as a proactive, living, creation tool to activate the next steps in my heart’s desires while on my entrepreneurial journey. Here are 5 things I do with my lists:
- Transfer the actionable items to my calendar
- Make optimal choices for future action
- Rule out options that have low return on investment
- Make decisions based on pros and cons
- Generate new knowledge
For me, the value of the simple list is that it ultimately establishes order out of chaos, to find silence in the chatter, to capture our thoughts with immediacy, and systematically make sound decisions.
What are the ways you value the simple list?
Sherri L. McLendon, MA, is a presence based marketing public relations pro, conscious business coach, and lead content strategist with Professional Moneta International,http://www.professionalmoneta.com.