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They have a book about this called '18 minutes'. It basically addresses what you are talking about. The truth is you will not get it all done. It isn't going to happen because todo lists don't really factor time and preparedness, nor do they factor your priorities. No one leaves work early because they just don't have anything to do. I use a combo of the todo list, and mostly the calendar. I did stop relying so heavily on the todo list because I found it insufficient for a life that involves other people. The other thing is that time spent not doing something can be just as productive. It gives you a chance to step and see if the process of getting things are done can be improved instead of the knee-jerk reaction that happens to the events as they occur.
Commented Oct 5, 2012 on
What do you need to do today? Other than read this blog entry, I mean. Have you ever noticed that a huge percentage of Lifehacker-like productivity porn site content is a breathless description of the details of Yet Another To-Do Application? There are dozens upon dozens of the things to choo...
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