Think about the different areas of your life (career, relationships, spiritual, health, etc.) – and rate your satisfaction in each area from 1 to 10. Go through every area you rated a 5, 6, 7, or 8 – and replace it with a 1! Never settle for “it’s not so bad” – and instead face up to what you really want.

Derek Sivers summarizing a lesson from the book “Personal Development for Smart People” by Steve Pavlina. Come to think of it, this is a pretty good way to rate feature ideas too. Leave in the essential, omit the rest.