What a To Do List is REALLY About

Want to truly become more Productive in your work? It all begins with your “To Do List.”

Most people think of To Do Lists as merely lists. A compiling of things to do. You use some tracking system, whether on paper or on a computer, to document the things you need to do or have others do. You add more as new things come up and remove or cross out items as they are completed or no longer relevant. All of this is true, but only on the surface.

To Do Lists are excellent mechanisms for tracking. While email is another superb device, To Do Lists can be used either independently or in conjunction with an email system. We’ll go into both shortly.

95% of people ONLY use a To Do List to track tasks. But that is only a “one-dimensional” way to use the list and eliminates its most valuable trait: A To Do List is an excellent method to track Delegation.

It is the Delegation component of a To Do List that will rocket not on your ability to delegate but your overall job efficiency and effectiveness to an entirely new and higher level. It really will transform your work and move your from using a list like an amateur to a Pro.

So, the key takeaway is that you must learn HOW to use a To Do List to track two things:

  • Tasks
  • Delegation- both Resource & Due Date/Time

Incorporate both of the above into your To Do List and you’ll not only become more productive but you’ll harness the power of leverage and become more efficient and effective. That’s when you create more effective time in your Workday and allow your workload to scale.