At a recent garage sale, the women who were doing the selling decided that they would rather be in their boat on the river instead of at home conducting the sale. So they took a few items inside the house, left all the clothes outside, posted a sign — and left.

The sign said: “Everything 25 cents. Pay the Bratman” (the guy selling brats at his sale next door).

Good for them! You need to decide what is important in your life and let the rest go. For them, being on the river superseded the desire to make money at home.

Where in your life can you post an equivalent sign and let something go?

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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