“Burn Your To Do List” was a headline I read some time ago, and although the writer may have had really great content, my initial reaction was, Oh no. I could not do without my “To Do” list! How about you?
Everyone of us as entrepreneurs wear different hats that involve various aspects of our lives, and with the fast pace of life regardless of where you live these days, it’s almost impossible to retain everything mentally. If you’ve been able to do that successfully, then you have my utmost respect and awe.
We all have different personality types and some are more detailed than others. One person may be content with jotting down just brief notes of what they need to do on a daily basis, while others prefer a detailed list. The bottom line is that you as an individual must decide what works best for you. Here are some suggestions to avoid frustration:
- Every night make a list of the three or four most important things you need to get done the following day. These would include personal and business. The advantage of doing this the night before are many, but among them, knowing that you’ve put the important things you need to do on paper, you don’t have to worry about them or that you may forget to do them. Secondly, you can start the day knowing exactly what your priority tasks are so you save time.
- Some persons like to use a computer generated Planner and that’s great if that works for you. My suggestion would be to print each day’s activity and take it with you, because I would imagine that it would be frustrating to be away from home and know there’s something you should do but can’t recall what it is.
Making and keeping a “To Do” list is an effective way to keep track of your weekly and monthly goals. If you have no idea what you should be doing daily, it will be hard to know what you need to give attention to.
What types of “To Do” lists to you use? Or do you feel you should have a “To Do” list? I’d love to hear your comments. We learn from each other…