Don’t give yourself an out.
So, we are dealing with the idea of complexity and utility, and I can think of no better example than our closet. It’s something that we all have and deal with, no matter our style or sense of self.
If you live in an area with other people, you have to dress every day.
When you deal with your closet, we give a lot of thought to the adding clothing part.
When we want to buy something, we head to our local mall or fire up an online retailer we like, and pick something to bring home.
We don’t think about removal and end up with a closet that is a way too complex.
The complexity gets so crazy that it affects our day. This matters and high performers account for it, and it’s why people like the president don’t even deal with their closet.
Today, I want to talk about a tool I use to make sure I keep myself in check.
Drop dead condition
Whenever I get clothing, I think, with intent, on how it goes with the rest of my closet. I take it a step further and reflect. I think about removal. What is a reason I stop wearing it?
If I cannot come up with any ideas, then I assign a date that I have to think about it again.
I make the reasons clear, with no wiggle room. They become bright line rules.
It keeps me honest and gives me clear instructions on how to make something happen. This rule that I set prevents me from relying on emotion.
Tomorrow I am going to show you how to take the DDC and put it into action in your life now.
Today, I want you to think about some DDC in your life you can apply to your closet.