Process and policy – that sounds miserably dull, doesn’t it?Â The trick is, these two things can free up so much of your life, you don’t even know.
By their very nature, processes and policies are rules. Boring, have-to-follow-them rules. Right? Not exactly. Bad rules are sometimes dull and annoying – but good rules work their magic by taking thought and emotion out of doing the right thing.
When you have a process to follow, you don’t have to think about it. When you have a policy about something, you don’t have to get all emotional or indecisive about choosing what to do. There’s a path there.
Create processes and policies wherever you can. Leave lots of room around them for the fun parts of life – but use them to make the boring stuff as mindless as possible.
What processes and policies make your life easier?