Not too long ago I was watching a gardener outside a resort property taking meticulous care of a rose bush, and it reminded me of this very important productivity analogy and practice:
Action for Today:
Look at your to-do list and your calendar for the rest of today.
Prune at least three things off of it.
For extra bonus points, look at next week’s calendar and prune three things off that list as well!
If you want to be a master gardner, trim it all off with only three rose buds remaining.