Maniac Book Club: Pick Three by Randi Zuckerberg
Have you been trying to live a balanced life? Are you succeeding at it? Well, if not, this is the book for you. How about living a well lopsided life? Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) by Randi Zuckerberg can help with that goal.
“We have been taught that imbalance is a dirty word.” – Randi Zuckerberg
Author Randi Zuckerberg has written a simple book, Pick Three, which has become a New York Times Bestselling book. In her book, Zuckerberg gives us permission to stop striving for a well-balanced life.
The Life-Changing Power of Picking Three
“Being well lopsided means that you understand that living a balanced life is not possible.” – Randi Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg advocates that living a well-balanced life may not be an attainable goal, but living a well-lopsided life could be much more comfortable, focused, deliberate, and of course more attainable! She divides our lives into 5 major life buckets: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness,
Friend. She invites the reader to pick three every day and focus on them. Don’t try to be an overachiever, just stick to picking three of them.
Zuckerberg suggests some basic rules:
- You only get three: It is incredibly tempting to try to multi-task more than 3 buckets, but remember we are going for quality here…not quantity
- Have no fear, you can pick three different ones tomorrow
- No guilt! Keep reminding yourself that you can’t do everything well all at one time
- Be great! Focus on those three, there is no point if you are not committing to being great at them
- Track your choices: Like any system that hold you accountable, pick three works best if you jot down your choices each day and refer back to make sure you are roughly picking all five categories
Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) by Randi Zuckerberg is available on Amazon.
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