Up until a couple weeks ago I had never heard of a “to don’t list”. I was reading a post on the site Budgets are Sexy that was titled “My To Don’t List“. That article peaked my interest. I found out that a to don’t list is a list of things that you shouldn’t do because they are bad habits, time wasters or things that hold you back from having a successful life.
Here are the things that are on my to don’t list.
Don’t feed into negativity
I have a lot that I’m trying to do in 2016. I can’t afford to have anyone or anything negative around me.
I’m human and I will admit that I procrastinate from time to time (especially during the 1st week of this past Christmas break). I have to make sure that I do less of this in 2016.
Don’t chase ass
I don’t do this now, but I felt like writing it as a reminder.
Don’t succumb to peer pressure
A few times last year I spent money when I knew damn well it could have gone to my savings account or to a bill. That won’t happen this year.
Don’t always say yes
I have to realize that I can’t always be available to do things. These student loans won’t pay themselves off.
Don’t always say no
On the flipside, I have to remember that I am still human. I can’t always say no to things. It’s good to get out and have fun every once in a while. Everyone needs a break from their grind every so often.
Don’t let people get to you
I’ve realized that I think outside of the box. I don’t want to have a normal life. Everybody isn’t going to understand what I’m working on and why I’m doing it. I refuse to let that bother.
Don’t underestimate what you can do in a year
I’ve read so many success stories from bloggers last year. Their lives completely changed for the better in ONE YEAR. I realize that I can be that next success story.
Don’t forget to keep reading
Reading other blogs and books keep me motivated. Every time I read a new book I learn something different. For me expanding my knowledge is one of the best things that I can do.
Don’t waste time
I wasted a lot of time in my 20’s and I don’t have anything to show for it. I refuse to let that happen in my 30’s. Time is my most precious asset. I refuse to waste it.
What’s on your to don’t list?