Prisoners of the To-Do List


The never-ending to-do list is something all of us have been through. When you’re at a startup, where time is scarce and there is an infinite amount of tasks to get through, how do you find a system that works and doesn’t overwhelm?

Heather McCloskey gives some great tips on the Trello Blog on how to strategically approach your To-Do list. She puts the focus on Balance and doing work that impacts instead of deluding yourself into thinking you’re super productive because you checked off all the items on your checklist, no matter how small, unrelated, or ‘busywork’ they actually are.

Your journey toward a more balanced life comes with two prerequisites:

  1. Understanding and accepting that you cannot “do it all.”
  2. Agreeing to make strategic thinking your top priority at all times.

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