There’s this idea that I always hear about, called the “Pick Three” theory. I think it’s attributed to Randi Zuckerberg, although I feel like I had been seeing similar ideas before she spun it into a book. The idea is this. On any given day, an entrepreneur can only really choose three items to attend to from this list: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, Friends. And there’s just not enough time in the day to really fit in any more than that. I kind of get it. Although, in my own life, the list feels more like Work, Sleep, Personal Care, Marriage, Kids, House, Fitness, Friends. And I could even break it down further than that. Some days I feel like I can touch on them all. Some days I feel like I can barely scratch the surface of any of them.
I’m not sure I completely subscribe to the whole idea, but I definitely understand the point. No person is able to do it all. No person can tackle everything in the little 24 hours that we have every day. Nobody has it all together. I do not have it all together.
Today, for example, from my own list I was able to touch on Work (but not deeply), Sleep, Kids, House, and Fitness. But I’ve barely looked at my husband and my hair is unwashed. And I didn’t exactly finish the laundry, but at least I started it. Every day looks a little different. But for some reason, when I see it broken down like this, it all seems a little less overwhelming. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get to Friends and Marriage, and finish up House. When I think about it, getting to each one of those things every single day doesn’t even look appealing. It sounds mundane and too much. So maybe not having it all together works for me. 😉
Do you like the Pick Three idea? Does it apply to your life? Which three will you pick today? xoxo