In a recent article published on FastCompany.com, I read that having a to do list is one thing, but what is it good for if you don’t prioritize your tasks.
While a to-do list may be an effective way to organize your thoughts about what needs to get done during the day, failing to prioritize tasks means your most important work can slip off your radar. “If we don’t know where we’re going, we’re just jumping from task to task,” says productivity coach Kimberly Medlock. Failing to prioritize may be a reflection of our current workplace environment and expectations.
Read the complete article from Fast Company here.
If you fail at prioritizing your tasks, you won’t get what needs to be done… done!
Everyday I run around with multiple to do lists stored on my iPhone and on different pieces of paper, but those are not the real important list. The real important list is the one I make while I’m eating my breakfast or that I made the night before when I went to bed.
- I lists only three items
- Three items that I need to complete by the end of the day
This is not a nice to have list, I won’t go to sleep before these items are checked off!
How do you manage your to do list? Post your method in the comments below.