The never ending to do list

FAN2003506Have you noticed that your to do list is growing? Sometimes it seems like for every item you complete, you have to add 2-5 more items. Or, does that just happen to me?

I used to have a notebook labeled “never ending list of 5 minute projects”. What was interesting was that list was mostly a compilation of tasks other people thought I should be doing. Very little of it had anything to do with what I was actually accountable for producing.

And, there was virtually no reward for finishing that list – but there were definitely consequences when my own work wasn’t done.

Make a habit of putting your most important items in the calendar first. Do your job first.