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Have you ever dealt with an out of control to-do list? I have. I start out with a basic to-do list with the mandatory, “do not miss” things. Then, over time, the list grows and grows and grows some more. Before you know it, I’ve got a daily to-do list that has grown way out of control and I begin to dread even opening it up. So yesterday, I took some time out to consolidate, reorganize, and trim down that monstrosity.

Once I did, the motivation to tackle the daily to-do list returned.

If you have an out-of-control to-do list like I did, take some time to consolidate and reorganize your list. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: Read the Bible Daily, read book A, read Book B, etc. Take these three items and combine them into read daily.

You can do this with all “like” tasks and trim down your list. You aren’t missing anything, but this gives you the flexibility to not read every single thing you have tagged for reading. Some days you’ll read for hours. On other busier days, you’ll read for 15 minutes. The list is flexible and allows you to dedicate the time you have to reading something, but not reading all of it.

I hope this helps you. If you like to have every single detail on your to-do list, don’t change it. What works for me, may not work for you. I like having a simple to-do list, that allows me maximum flexibility. You may not want to forget one thing and that’s ok.

Have a great Monday, folks!

Until next time…

Dave

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