Now, back to the 5 part series on "what to do today, " a set of guidelines for
To determine if you are using the
Remember the rule: a "must-do-today" task is one that must be done today or a bad consequence will follow.
Category 2: Three tasks you aim to do today
There is absolutely no scientific evidence that 3 is the most effective number.
However, both "crowd-sourced" data (gleaned from dozens of blogs and books), and some experiences of mine support three as a good guideline.
Here is my experience:
The completion of a list is magic.
Which do you prefer, the feeling of failure, or the feeling of success?
The completion of a high priority list is even more magical.
Forced to pick only three tasks, I almost always go for the most important ones.
The number of aimed for tasks you actually select on a given day needs to be adjusted for your scheduled commitments for the day, and for the length of the "must do" part of the plan.
Limit your total daily plan to 5-10 items, with the total depending on the complexity of each item. For example, if you have >5 "must do" tasks, or if one "aimed for" task will take at least an hour, pick less than 3.
On the other hand, i