Docstoc

How to Keep Taking Action With an Effective to Do List

Document Sample
How to Keep Taking Action With an Effective to Do List Powered By Docstoc
					How to Keep Taking Action With an Effective to Do List
What comes to mind when you think of a to do list? There is a huge
difference between an effective to do list and an 'ordinary' to do list.
Imagine the traditional to do list where you list all the things you need
to do. This will only cause more stress as you keep adding more and more
things on your to do list.
So how do you deal with the problem? Create an effective to do list. You
will be able to keep taking action non-stop if you know how to deal with
it. This is the best time management tool you should use to manage your
time. It is also the most effective tool you can use. But you must make
it effective, a traditional to do list is not enough.
Have 2 to do list
Have one to do list for the week, and one for daily tasks. By having 2 to
do list, you get an overview of the things you are suppose to do for the
week.
Set monthly goals. As you set monthly goals, you can create a weekly to
do list really quickly. This is because you know exactly what to
complete.
How to use the 2 lists effectively
How does this work. I'll give you an example so you can picture it
easily. So imagine that you want to deliver a speech by the end of the
month. So that would be your goal.
The next thing you need to do is to create a weekly to do list. In your
weekly to do list, you can write things down like practice body language
for speech, improve tonality of speech, and read a book on 'how to
deliver a great speech'.
By doing this, your weekly to do list is in line w ith your goal in mind.
Now the last thing is your daily to do list. But this time you will need
to write down action steps to achieve the tasks of your weekly plan.
So to deliver that speech, what action steps do you need to take? Follow
your weekly plan (practice body language for speech, improve tonality of
speech, and read a book on 'how to deliver a great speech'), but break it
down into smaller steps and set a time frame for each of it.
Tracking Action
The next thing you need to do is to track what you are doing. Keep track
of whether you are in line with your goal. Make sure you focus and keep
your concentration on the task until it's finished, then tick it off as
you complete each task.
This will give you a peace of mind, and allow you to complete tasks with
ease. You will never experience unfinished work anymore by having an
effective to do list.
Gerard Goh runs a time management website at http://www.time -management-
improvement.com which contains extremely useful free resources which can
help you increase your personal work productivity. You can also learn
various time management techniques which can help you get more things
done in less time.

				
DOCUMENT INFO