Tuesday, November 20, 2007

To Do Lists that Get It Done

So you’ve written the To Do lists faithfully and still can’t get your A1 priorities done. In fact, you have To Do lists all over the place and have even taken to highlighting the A1 priorities, right?

In order for a To Do List to be a Got it Done List, use action verbs to start your items. Using a verb is often not enough direction to yourself and leaves you with a vague sense that something has to be done but not sure what. For example;
Follow up with John Doe regarding Great Project outline.
Call John Doe – confirm deadline for Great Project outline.

Verbs such as call, write, file, decide or forward are useful action verbs for most business environments. Make up your own handful of action verbs and see your To List become your I’m Done List!

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