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In the last post we spoke about making daily and mid-term to-do lists to be able to be on top of what is on your plate and prioritize your tasks. For that reason, today we will dig a little deeper on it.
Doing a to-do list aims at turning complex situations or difficult tasks into small reachable parts. To do so, you can make use of the following process:
- Think of what you can do today; consider only tasks that you are currently working on.
- So, there is no need to focus on long-term goals. You should rather concentrate on the tasks that should be done right now or in a short period. That, of course, will lead you to accomplish your final goals. Make sure you don’t focus on them on a daily basis, instead concentrate on the specific task that you can do today.
- To divide your tasks and projects will allow you to have a more realistic idea of your actual progress and the time you will need to complete them. Not to say that accomplishing short term goals will provide you satisfaction. What do you find more rewarding, knowing that you have made a 4% progress on your Project today, or knowing that you've been able to check as done 3 or 4 tasks? The later, isn’t it?
- Organize and prioritize each of your daily tasks. Establishing an order of importance of your tasks will allow you to move forward with the certainty that you are concentrating first on the important.
By following this process you can actually be sure your to-do lists and priorities are rational and good to put in practice.You will then validate or tune your to-do lists along the way.
Remember: focus on today’s tasks, divide them and finally prioritize.
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