AND LET OTHERS DO WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT.
Trying to do everything by yourself is stressful and impossible. Utilize experts. Pay, swap or barter. We feel great when we help others and they feel great when they help us. Work together.
— If you are good at bookkeeping, do that and pay someone else to take care of your yard.
— If you are good at deep cleaning but don’t enjoy cooking, swap with someone who loves cooking but not deep cleaning.
— If you and a friend are each frustrated with unorganized cupboards, work together on her home, then yours. It’s more fun!
— If you are good at building homes, do that and let someone else decorate it.
Who Not How (Dan Sullivan with Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Hay House, 2020) is delightfully widening my perspective on this concept of achieving more through collaboration, learning from others, and each of us using our unique abilities to bless others.
If you are good at parenting (or want to be), do that. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in trying to do all the other things that someone else could do more quickly and accurately. If you want more time with your children hire someone else to fix the dishwasher or do your taxes. Replace half of your flower beds with rocks. Work less hours and budget better. Let family members help with garden harvesting or 5 minute clean up inside.
What is the best use of your time? Do that. Let others do the rest.
Most importantly, let life’s true expert, God, do His part. Let Him do the things that you are struggling with. Let Him change your heart. Let Him perfect you. Let Him protect you. Let Him share ideas with you. Let Him help you. Then you are free to help His other children. You are good at helping others. Do that. Let Him do what He is good at. Let Him love you. That is what He does best.