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To Do or Not To Do, that is the question

In this chapter you’ll learn a $12 million idea, discover what’s wrong with should’s, understand why To Do lists cost you time, really learn how to prioritise and realise why you may not ever need to carry keys.

What’s wrong with To Do lists

It’s a long-established belief that To Do lists are a good idea. They must be, everyone uses them. But does that make them good? Yes and no.

The main problem I have with To Do lists is they never become ‘Done lists’. Here’s what normally happens.

You have loads to do, so you think you’ll write a To Do list. You take a clean A4 sheet and begin to brain dump all the things you need to do. Just recording your list onto paper makes you feel better.

It’s a good ...

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