If you are like most people, your life is full of to-do lists. From chores around the house, to the calls you have to make this week. Lists are part and parcel with the way we get things done.
The problem is that while we have the desire to check off everything on our to-do lists, we rarely have the time.
So, how do you pick?
My longtime business partner and friend, Keith Ferrazzi (author of the NYT Bestseller, Never Eat Alone) offers part of the solution by asking a brilliant question, what are the fewest number of the things I have to do to get the change or outcome I desire?
Answering that question is sure to help you prioritize your to-do list.
Last week, I attended an executive luncheon where Mary Quass, President & CEO, NRG Media offered another valuable take on the subject. Mary asked, what’s on your To-Don’t List?
In other words, what can you STOP DOING that will make you more successful?
Makes sense and you probably don’t have to think too long to populate your own list.
To start your year off right remember:
- What are the fewest number of things you need to do to propel your success?
- What things can you stop doing that will actually help you move forward?