to-do-list

5 Simple Questions That Will Make Your To-do List More Powerful

Your to-do list should be your best friend when it comes to your productivity. Making a to-do list is a great first step, but you have to actively work it.

TODAY’S ARTICLE
5 Productivity Questions to Ask About Your To-do List

by Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja)

Tips & Tricks:

5 questions to ask to make your to-do list more powerful:

  1. Do you have only one to-do list? Avoid the confusion of multiple lists and stick to just one to-do list.
  2. Is your to-do list simple? If you think a paper list is the simplest form for you, go for it. If you find compiling an electronic list easier, then do that. You want your list to get out of the way and let you do the work, instead of the other way around.
  3. Do you like your to-do list? If you hate using your list, you’ll hate doing the work written on it. Choose the best type of list that you will want to use (not have to use).
  4. Is your to-do list always with you? To be truly productive, you need to know what to do next all the time. This means having your to-do list near you whenever and wherever you are.
  5. Are your to-do tasks doable? A to-do list is of no use if the items listed don’t lead to actions. Make sure each task starts with a verb that leads to a concrete action.

Want to make your list more powerful? Define your next actions as well.