Writing things down…making things happen…getting things done.
Who do you need to connect with before the end of the year to finish off projects and deliver on promises.
Perhaps you are taking stock of how you want to make changes for next year.
Maybe you are assembling a wish list of tasks that need to be completed to feel that you have accomplished specific goals.
So here’s my perspective on what a list could be…
L – a list is a way to organize your life…simplify things and give it structure…break things down into manageable chunks and avoid overwhelm when faced with one huge task or an enormous amount of small tasks.
I – a list is a chance to invite others to help you achieve a goal
S – a list is permission for you to schedule time for yourself by putting YOU on the schedule (it could be something like a special treat to eat, a walk to get away from your desk, or a trip to the spa)
T – a list is a piece of paper, if it isn’t working…throw it out and write another one. It is a suggested group of options, it is not a law, critical specifications, nor a series of obstacles to overcome before you can move on to another activity
A list is supposed to help…not hinder your ability to function. It’s job is to assist you in daily life…if it is not assisting you…if it is hindering you…take pleasure in ripping it up, ceremoniously torching it, or flushing it down the drain. Eliminate the plan that isn’t working and create a new one.
Now, I insist that there is something I feel strongly about with this list thing…I believe you should always have a nurturing activity on the list…a reward…a bribe…inspiration…whatever you call it, be sure you have something enticing at the end of the list to make your efforts worthwhile.
I’d love to hear about your perspective on lists…hop over to my Facebook page to share your story.
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