Ignore this to do list!

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning

List 1: Your Focus List (the road ahead)What are you trying to achieve? What makes you happy? What’s important to you? Design your time around those things. Because time is your one limited resource and no matter how hard you try you can’t work 25/8.

List 2: Your Ignore List (the distractions)

To succeed in using your time wisely, you have to ask the equally important but often avoided complementary questions: what are you willing not to achieve? What doesn’t make you happy? What’s not important to you? What gets in the way?

Want to read more, click on the hyperlinked header for the full length article sent to me courtesy of Andrew Powell of Montreal, Canada.



1 Response to “Ignore this to do list!”


  • I hadn’t thought of writing an ignore list. Brilliant idea. I realise that I have an ignore list in my head, but not on paper.

    We also have an ignore list when we do Electronics Design projects. The client can get worried about many things and we have to stay focussed on delivering our part, and especially if the area they worry about has nothing to do with what we are delivering.

    Ray Keefe
    Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd
    Casey Business of the Year 2010
    Industrial Electronics Future Award Winner 2011
    Award Winning Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development

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