The telephone book is a metaphor that represents something that was common, in fact essential in the past, yet is no longer needed today.
Are you holding onto a belief, a behavior or a task that no longer adds value?
When we protect or hoard old habits, business practices or obsolete programs, it prevents us from reaching out and taking hold of something new, more satisfying, and more valuable.
How often have you heard a colleague complain that they do not have enough time to get all their work done?
All too often, these same colleagues are not discarding their “telephone books”, which creates the space and energy to tackle the newly defined important things for the future.
What about you?
When was the last time you tossed out a non-essential telephone book?
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