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Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C.C. Chapman

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Chapter 15

Know What You Hate and Then Don’t Do It

Take a moment and think about the tasks in your life that you truly hate. Not the ones that you don’t like, because there will always be those, but rather the ones that you completely dread doing.

By thinking only of the things that you really hate, you can consider the possibility that there are other ways these tasks can be done without you spending time doing them. There may be things you don’t love to do, but they are far from appearing on your hate-to-do-them list.

As you make the transition in life to being happier, you need to figure out what these tasks are for you and immediately figure out a way to have someone else do them.

This is difficult to do for most people because it involves having trust that whomever is chosen to do it will do it properly. Delegation is one of the scariest things in life, yet you must do it to save your sanity.

The other issue is one of cost. Hiring an accountant or gardener or having your spouse fold the laundry all comes with a cost.

Flip your thinking around for a minute.

Although it may cost you money (or favors in the case of the laundry), if you truly hate the task, isn’t it worth it? What is the cost on your happiness to doing it yourself and hating every moment of it?

image Get out your notebook and make a list of things you don’t like doing. Don’t narrow it down or think twice. Brain dump ...

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