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To Do or Not To Do....the list (article on to-do lists)

Here is an interesting article on to-do lists:


I've found some of this to be true; that is, I do keep transferring some tedious items from yesterday's list to today's to tomorrow's ad infinitum. Perhaps the"prioritize list, then work in order of priority" method would work better.



great article on "positive" procrastination

Here's another article by this same guy.

He points out that the word actual means "in favor of" (pro) "tomorrow" (crastin - Latin) "action" (ation). I have another book that says the opposite is "anticrastination" (against acting tomorrow). But anyway... The main point is that sometimes it's good to put things off - in fact, you have to. The trick is selecting what to put off. It's a great article.

His tips on handling your master to-do list (from end of article):

How to Become a Power Procrastinator

  1. Review each item on your list
  2. What result, value or meaning will be accomplished if you get it done
  3. How critical or important is that result, value or meaning (today vs. tomorrow)
  4. For high value, high importance items, keep them on your current list or schedule them on your calendar
  5. For low value, low importance items, either place them on a list labeled "Not for now, maybe later", or strike them off the list altogether
  6. For high value, high importance items that require action downstream, but not now, you can schedule them out in time, or place them in a folder (paper or electronic) for some future date when you want to be reminded
  7. Get to work accomplishing those high value, high importance items that have immediacy to them or are required to prepare the road for what's coming

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Ag trying this today too


to-do list prioritizing strategy today

I'm using this to-do list prioritizing strategy today. I think it will really help me. It puts things in perspective.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

thanks for posting this!

This is a great article, and it looks like part of a series with other great articles. I want to read more of his writing. Thanks for posting this!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

great article!

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