When we are faced with the challenge of making a short list it’s common for the brain to freeze.
Having to make choices is hard.
With too many options in this wonderful life of ours, it’s hard to narrow things down.
The trick is to not allow the brain to get flummoxed.
So don’t make a short list.
Make a long list. Make it 10 times bigger then what do you think you need.
If you need five things then write a list of 50 things or if you can’t do that make it 100 things.
Adding all those simple easy entries in the list let your brain run wild.
When it’s done, do a quick review and pull out what’s the strongest.
Make it more and more narrow. Then you’ll have your short list.
Add a big bonus: in addition to your shortlist, you will also have a long list full of many things you would not of thought of had you been forced to stay limited.
Go small to go big.