Today’s post is again inspired by the latest Praxis Wednesday call. Today's point to spend some deep thought about is on to-do lists and tasks - particularly, big tasks.
I've been thinking about to-do lists lately and whether or not they're actually the best way to go about getting things done. It sounds strange, but I've been hearing some arguments against to-do lists lately. I'm not totally sure which side I agree with (that will be another post), but I think if you're going to have a to-do list, it should be set up in the most useful way possible.
Your list should be your biggest priority. Every single task on that list should get done no matter what. Hey, if you're going to make one, you've got to commit. All in or all out. There's no point in writing one if you're not serious about it.
But, even if you're 100% committed, there's still room for laziness. How? Well, big tasks are usually going to stump you.
“Eh, I'll do this one after I finish up the easy stuff.”
Big tasks, need to be broken down into smaller ones. That can even apply to big goals and dreams - break them up into one step at a time. Otherwise, you'll probably have a hard time getting started.
From this point on, I'm deciding to focus on one thing a day that gets me closer to my goals and knocking out those big tasks.