To do lists: to do or not to do?

November 29, 2012

I had a wonderful call last night with one of the biggest income earners in Vemma, and the matriarch of my upline (and my leadership). In short, we were talking about To Do lists.

Those little lists can be powerful sometimes. Their presence and their absence.

What’s interesting about to do lists is that they rarely contain items that are complicated or out of the ordinary. Pick this up. Call that person. Email this one. Reply to that voicemail. Send this there. Purchase that thing from over there. And because of their simplicity we tend to think – or, at least I tend to think – that they aren’t important.

But ordinary doesn’t imply unimportant.

When I lax and shrug off the writing of to do lists for a while, thinking that I can keep track of things in my head just fine thank you very much, I don’t get as much done throughout the day. Not *nearly* as much done. As in, no-way-in-heck-that-this-piece-of-paper-can-affect-so-much amount of stuff done. Shocker.

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again, there’s that Jim Rohn quote about the little things that make all the difference. “They’re easy to do, but they’re also easy not to do.”

To do lists. Very easy to do! How long would it take before going to bed at night or right when I wake up in the morning to jot a few things down. 30 seconds? If even? But they’re so easy to dismiss and to skip “just this once.”

Me, I’m going to work on it. As the weeks roll on and I continue to adjust to Mommyhood and life at home all day with a baby, it’s importance will only continue to increase. I’m going to work on it. I have to work on it. It’s a must do for me! (Maybe I should write it on the list?)

So that’s what I’m thinking about today. Just thought I’d share. You?

I’m weird,

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