The Tale of the To-Do List

A to-do list is a powerful tool. It can keep us on track, help us accomplish our goals and help us avoid distractions and procrastinations. But many of us have to-do lists for our to-do list (guilty!). It can be easy to get on that hamster wheel of doing things and forget what the real goal of the to-do list is (no it’s not just to cross things off, even though that feels really good). The actual goal of the to-do list is to help us become more or have more than what we were or had when we started.

But as you well know the to-do list is really endless, we cross one thing off and 1, 2 or 3 more things get added. It’s like this at work, in business, at home, in family and in relationships, there’s always more to do. This is one reason why it’s so important to be more focused on what the things on the to-do list have the power to help you become or achieve than being stressed out by the number of things on that list.

A to-do list helps keep you on track for those accomplishments and opportunities for growth, helps you keep going when you hit blocks and ditches, and helps you set goals so you can celebrate mini victories along the way. A to-do list is really a map to incredible opportunities and a sneak peek at the potential you have in your life. If you want to know where your life is headed take a look at your to-do list.

Start this weekend to go over your to-do list and see what it says about you, and take the time to write up a new one that better guides you on the path to success and the dreams you have for your life.

“Instead of thinking about all you have to DO to accomplish this goal, think about all you have to BECOME.” Darren Hardy


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