We’re loving this simple method to prioritize the ever growing task list. See the short video below with Barbara Corcoran on The Secret to Making a To-Do List That Really Works.
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People around me marvel how organized I am, but I have a dirty little secret. I procrastinate. There, I said it.
I’m always striving to improve myself, and kick bad habits. We’ve all heard that the best way to kick a bad habit is to replace it with a good one.
I had heard of a book called Eat That Frog! – 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time – by Brian Tracy.
I didn’t hesitate to pick it up from the library, but here’s the irony of all ironies. I let that book sit on my bedside table for weeks. I was putting off reading a book about procrastination! I kept having to renew my borrowing due date with the library.
I finally started reading it yesterday, and I really like it. The idea is to identify your most important task, and do it first before you do anything else. The book is due tomorrow. I’m halfway through this quick read. I’ve learned some great points already, which I will apply to my daily life.
Tonight I will pull myself away from the computer, TV, iphone (the bad habits) and finish reading the book (the good habit) I’m determined to learn something and change my procrastinating ways.
PS – I did write this post on my iPhone – it can’t be all that bad.
I’ll never forget that day when my grade 7 teacher wrote the word ‘procrastination’ across the blackboard in thick white chalk. He requested that we all learn the meaning of the word, and then to never let procrastination get in the way of all the things we need to accomplish. We’ve all done it. We’ve all put off the tasks we don’t want to do. But, we all love the feeling of crossing things off our to-do list.
Personally, I love the simplicity of TeuxDeux. Fast Company calls it “The Web’s Most Beautiful To-Do List”. I have the web version always open on my computer, and refer to the iPhone app all the time. It keeps me on track, and let’s me cross of the to-dos. My teacher would be proud.