To-Do Lists: beat the out-of-site-out-of-mind trap

To-Do Lists: beat the out-of-site-out-of-mind trap

master your to-do list

Here’s a screen shot of one of my To-Do Lists for the day.


use a to-do list to be more productive

If you take a look at my To-Do list above, it will be obvious that I have too many items on this list- BUT… that’s another post. Today I want to challenge some of the excuses I hear for not using a To-Do list. I also want to talk about why some people resist To-Do lists.

Before you go any further you might want to read Part One of this series on To-Do lists. You can find it Here.


Why do YOU resist using a To-Do list? Here are the 3 main excuses I’ve heard from clients and friends through the years:

  • Too confining:I don’t want to be a slave to a to-do list. I want to be free to create.”

  • The out-of-sight-out-of-mind excuse: “If I put that piece of paper or sticky note away I will forget to do it.”

  • Overwhelming: “My To-Do list is too long! I will never get it all done so I give up!”

May I just say… Baloney! Let me smash down these concerns:


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