I stumbled across this great audio file from Chalene Johnson that talks about the importance of a to-do list. If you can take the time to listen to it (it is very short) I think she does a great job covering not only the importance of keeping lists, but also, how to do so effectively. She is a great motivational speaker! Here are some of my favorite points she made:
- Use it every day and always keep it in the same place.
- Results show list makers tend to be in the top 3-7% of their industry.
- Do you REALLY use a list everyday or is it just during planning times, or times you are overwhelmed?
- Your lists should contain action steps that move you closer to your goals.
Whether you are trying to lose weight, eat healthier, land a new job, or just organize your life, all of us can use these tips to help us reach our goals. I currently keep my to-do list in my planner (despite how techy I am in every other aspect of my life, when it comes to planning I am a pen and paper girl all the way).
Do you keep a to-do list? Where do you keep it? How often do you reference it?