You have way too much to do – and your “to do” list probably reflects that. Here are a few tips to provide some FOCUS to that “to do” list.
Next, if you are like most people, your daily “to do” list is too long – and you never complete it. No matter how long your list usually is, I encourage you to cut it in half. Use this rule of thumb: if you are absolutely sure that there is no way you are going to get everything on the list done that day, then cut the least important items and put them in a separate “parking lot.” You can visit the “parking lot” the next day for candidates to put on that day’s list. Worst case, if you finish your shortened list early then either pick something from the “parking lot” or – here is radical idea –go home on time for once.
Create a quarterly Big Rock, cut your “to do” list by 50%, and create a “To Do List Parking Lot.” These practices will make you more focused and productive in 2015!