No matter how good the intention might be, there will always be tasks in the ToDo List that will never get done. Instead they will just clog up the list.
Here's a way to force them off the list.
If you read Part 1 of this series then you will know that I rewrite my ToDo List every evening. This means that the first task on the list is the one that has been on there longest. Or perhaps the one that I have procrastinated on the most!
It's a fact of life that some things that we think we should do will never get done. There isn't enough time to do everything. We simply have to leave out some things.
When the ToDo List gets rewritten, if the task at the top is written out again it gets a number '1' after it. The next day it gets a '2' and finally a '3'. If it still hasn't been completed then the chances are that it never will be. So off it goes...
For a task to get to the top of the list means that it must have been on there for at the very least three week, typically much longer. If after that time it doesn't get completed when given three days of focus then it never will get done. It is far better to get rid of than have it clogging up the remainder of the list.
These simple tips on handling the ToDo List can dramatically increase daily productivity. Make sure you also read Part 1.