Prune your to-do list. Create a wish list … Make it your “would like to do” list.

#732 37. Prune your to-do list. Create a wish list … Make it your “would like to do” list.
[1] Scripture
[2] Prune your to-do list. A to-do list with 20 or 30 items is not only daunting, it’s also depressing. Why start when there’s no way you can finish?
So you don’t.
Try this instead. Create a wish list–use it to write down all the ideas, projects, tasks, etc., that occur to you. Make it your “would like to do” list.
Then pick three or four items off that list that will make the most difference. Pick the easiest tasks to accomplish, or the ones with the biggest payoff, or the ones that will eliminate the most pain.
Make that your to-do list. And then get it done.
Then go back and pick three or four more.
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
[1] Scripture
[2]  #37, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on on1/9/2017.
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