Yesterday, I wrote a post about To-Do lists and some forms of using it. Today, I want to talk about something very important when it comes to this lists and it is finishing everything that you put on them.
The biggest question is how you can finish everything that you put on your to-do list. This is not a simple task, and many entrepreneurs fail into the trap of using to-do list but never finishing all things that are planned to be done in the form of tasks on them.
Here are 5 things you can do if you want to finish everything on your to-do list.
1. Personal Commitment to Finish Everything
If you are committed that something must be finished it will be more likely that you will finish that. Otherwise, without a commitment very easily your brain would leave these important things that need to be done and in the end, you can realize that you cannot finish them.
There’s always something more important than other in your to-do lists. Prioritization will provide those important tasks and activities to be first on the list and always start with them. Finishing the most priority tasks as first will increase the percentage of all finished daily tasks.
3. Analyze Your Time
The time that you can have is always 24 hours that will include sleeping, leisure, time with family, watching TV… But when you know how much time you have to work on your daily tasks, you can divide that tasks according to the appropriate time in which you will able to accomplish them.
4. Increase Your Time
One option for ensuring the accomplishment of everything on your to-do list is to increase the time you spend on that tasks. This means reducing your time for sleeping, leisure, family, watching TV…
However, you can increase your time also through appropriate delegation process. It means some of the tasks that are with less priority for you, routine and standardized tasks will be delegated to some of your team members.
As another way to accomplish everything that you have on your to-do list is to work on optimizing of your list.
What means to optimize your to-do list?
Optimization is the process in which you will optimize tasks on your to-do list with your own capabilities to accomplish them. You can want to complete 100 tasks in one day, but your time and your own capacity allow you to work only 15 of them.
6. Prioritization Review
As more you use your to-do list the process of self-education is activated for you. On the other hand, the priorities are not always the same. They are a variable category. So, from time to time review the prioritization that you use…
Question: Do you succeed to come at the level when you finish everything on your to-do list in most of the days. Can you share your experience with us?