This week a client reminded me of how successful she had become applying a technique I had suggested over 2 years ago: Most Important Things or MITs. During a strategy meeting where it became apparent she and her partner in the business were almost mentally exhausting themselves with the incredibly long ‘to-do’ list they wrote every day, I passed on this simple technique which has worked for me for years.
At the end of every single working day, I write at the top of my notebook for the following day, the 3 Most Important Things I have to do that day. There may be hundreds of things on my ‘to-do’ list but I select only 3 things to put on that piece of paper. Why? Because the mere experience of seeing a ‘to-do’ list as long as your roll of toilet paper can inhibit you from taking any action at all. It may be a list with no priorities at all. It may be so long you just can’t see how on earth you can accomplish anything. And the net effect is inaction. You’re frozen. Read More