How to Write Your To-Do List

“Start each item on your To Do list with a verb that represents the next physical action you need to take to move the project forward.”
David Allen, author of “Getting the Right Things Done”

If you’re like me, you like making lists to help you stay clear and focused. And you prefer using pen and paper to using a computer or tablet.

Rather than writing down a list of projects or ideas, David recommends that we write down the actual steps that need to be taken.

I’ve been experimenting with this strategy, and love it!

How does it work?

Instead of writing, “Offer Michael”, I’ve written, “Prepare an offer for Michael.” “New blog post”, has become, “Write a new blog post for 9 July”.

Perhaps you’d like to give it a try and tell me if it works for you?

 

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